The Gunners have had an unremarkable transfer window so far, and the already frustrated fans have become further aggravated by recent speculation that the club are trying to sign former Man United center-back Johnny Evans.
Arsene Wenger has so far signed Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka from Borussia Monchengladbach for £30 million. Their pursuit of the likes of Alexandre Lacazette and Gonzalo Higuain have failed to progress, and the club are now being linked with a £15 million move for West Bromwich Albion defender Johnny Evans.
Needless to say, the fans of the North London club were not pleased.
Arsenal fans waking up to the news our solution to the centre back crisis is Johnny Evans at £16m pic.twitter.com/UewXMCCPkb
— Ivor Cannon (@ivorcannon) July 31, 2016
Johnny Evans y’know… pic.twitter.com/WeyDbaBbTG
— James Paul Large (@imJPL) July 30, 2016
WTF is Johnny Evans coming to do at Arsenal? Oh God, I’m gonna faint.
— Yemi Lima #AFC (@Lima_AFC) July 31, 2016
Johnny Evans to arsenal?? Wenger has finally lost it
— Odunsi Adebayo (@Bayoo147) August 9, 2016
Arsenal fans when Man Utd sign Pogba, Man City sign Stones…and they’re linked with Jonny Evans pic.twitter.com/W1w8XoyMjA
— TheFootballRepublic (@TheFootballRep) August 9, 2016
If Arsenals answer to defensive woes is Johnny Evans then Nigerians answer to Boko Haram is water pistols.
— The ‘Dayo Richards (@dayorichards_) August 9, 2016
Arsenal fans when they get Pogba and Arsene is in for Jonny Evans pic.twitter.com/MqoPMSyt10
— Men in Blazers (@MenInBlazers) August 9, 2016
When you’re linked with Mustafi but end up signing Johnny Evanshttps://t.co/EUcpG3k5KD
— thé Dutch LAD (@Dutchiad) August 8, 2016
Improves team ❌
Resale Value ❌
— Lord Gooner (@lordgooner8) August 8, 2016
If @Arsenal sign Johnny Evans am done with Wenger! The same guy who got us Silvestre, Squillaci & Santos! The banter 😭😭😭😭😭
— Duke (@AK_large) August 9, 2016
How can you ever accuse Arsenal of lack of ambition when our new star CB to replace the cult hero Mertesacker is going to be Johnny Evans
— Gimli (@GoonerGimli) August 8, 2016
Arsenal’s competitors are making huge strides in the transfer market, with Manchester United signing Paul Pogba from Juventus for a world record fee and Man City recently signing highly rated English center-back John Stones. Fans couldn’t help but compare that to Arsenal’s links to Evans.
United and city with big money signings and we ask to talk to Johnny Evans. I give up. #afc
— marty donaghy (@martydonaghy13) August 9, 2016
Woke up this morning and i Paul Pogba went back to united.. John Stones went to city and arsenal are linked with Jonny Evans FML
— Lucho Barbosa (@_LuchoBarbosa) August 9, 2016
Me: Pogba signed for United and Stones to City.
Dad: What about Arsenal?
Me: We are linked with Johnny Evans.
— matt (@PaceOfBellerin) August 9, 2016