This week Arsenal have been heavily linked with a move for former Manchester United target Arturo Vidal, with some sources even claiming a deal is as good as done.
This has sparked mixed reaction on Twitter, with Juventus fans laughing it off, Arsenal fans in dreamland and Manchester United fans hoping it isn’t true.
On the face of it, it does seem a little far-fetched that Vidal could arrive at The Emirates this summer but there are some factors that make a deal possible. Juventus look set to announce the signing of Sami Khedira, adding more fuel to fire of stories linking Vidal with a move away from the Champions League finalists.
Juventus appear to be in a delicate financial situation, and may be forced to sell Vidal in order to keep hold of the sought after Paul Pogba. Arsenal and Manchester United will be on alert if the Chilean is put on the market this summer.
Wenger has failed to deny the link with Vidal and has admitted he ‘likes’ the player. Here’s how Twitter is reacting to the latest news:
Sami Khedira is in Turin for his Juventus medical. (Source: Sky Italia) Arturo Vidal to Arsenal looks more and more likely.
— Arsenal News (@__arsenal_news_) May 27, 2015
Ray Parlour: "Cech, Vidal. I've heard Sterling wants to come to Arsenal. We'll have to wait on the transfers." pic.twitter.com/aV0koTvLtk
— Chris Wheatley (@GoonerTalk) May 27, 2015
I want to believe Vidal is coming to Arsenal but you never know with these transfer rumours
— G (@_gabs11) May 24, 2015
Apparently the guy reporting it was the first one to confirm Alexis to Arsenal! Fingers crossed..Arturo Vidal
— GITHURAI (@__Munene) May 25, 2015
I hate to break it to you gooners. Vidal will never join Arsenal. Juve do not sell players unless they ask to go, especially important ones
— il capitano (@Meat27Wagon) May 26, 2015