‘Welcome to Arsenal, hope you’re another gem’ – Fans show excitement as Arsenal complete deal for forward
The Arsenal faithful has greeted the news of Arsene Wenger’s imminent signing of a new forward with excitement as the club wraps up the deal.
Wenger has been renowned for his ability to nurture unknown youngsters into stars during his long reign in north London.
And despite the high demand for marquee signings after the team’s failure to finish in the Premier League’s top four, one of the Frenchman’s first acquisitions of the summer will be Henry Onyekuru.
The Nigerian youngster was in prolific form in the Belgian top flight last season and that has prompted real excitement over his arrival.
Here were the stand-out tweets about the 19-year-old’s move to Arsenal…
No point cursing the lad we have just signed, Henry Onyekuru. It's not his fault. Welcome to Arsenal, I hope you're another gem like Holding
— Mr DT © (@MrDtAFC) May 30, 2017
Henry Onyekuru looks decent, pace to burn!! £6 million a bargain, trust me if we get a top class CF, CB & keep Alexis & Ozil we'll be ok!!
— Gu99ner1886 (@taylanali1) May 30, 2017
Wenger has missed out on a lot of "who the hell is he" kind of signings only for them to become stars later. Trust him with Onyekuru.
— Simeon (@SJftbl) May 30, 2017
Fans writing off Onyekuru already, did you know who Holding was when he signed? Give him a chance, £6.8 mill is low risk nowadays #AFC
— Patrick Timmons (@PatrickTimmons1) May 30, 2017
Arsenal need to make more signings like Onyekuru. Missed the boat on Mbappé, likes of Aubameyang or Griezmann out of our bracket.
— Lewis (@LGAmbrose) May 30, 2017