On a recent episode of Arsenal fan podcast “Arsecast“, David Ornstein revealed that the club have analysed rumoured summer target Hakim Ziyech and decided that the player is not wanted. The Moroccan playmaker seems to be on his way out of Ajax following their stellar season in Europe, reaching a Champions League final and winning the domestic double in the Netherlands. It had been reported earlier this year that the Dutch club had promised Ziyech that he could leave the club this summer if there is interest in the player. However, with Arsenal reportedly limited in terms of transfer spending this summer, the club have decided against the signing.
The news has left many Arsenal fans fuming as Ziyech has previously expressed his desire to play for Arsenal (via The Sun), as well as the reported £25m release clause in Ziyech’s contract. If Arsenal were to contemplate the signing of Ziyech it would come at much less of a cost than Arsenal’s main target Wilfried Zaha, who has been valued at £100m by Crystal Palace. The Moroccan midfielder scored 16 goals and assisted 17 in the Eredivisie last season, as well as scoring three and assisting three in the Champions League.
Here is the reaction to the news:
— Arsènic™ (@MrArsenicTM) July 12, 2019
and they’re going after Zaha. Zero ambition
— K (@KingKaosy) July 12, 2019
Lmao. Fraser before Ziyech. The state of the club after Arsene Wenger
— Mark (@Markkklam15) July 12, 2019
Exactly… So let’s chase Zaha for no reason
— Abul Malik Hussain (@AbsMalik110) July 12, 2019
— Epidinemuri (@epidinemuri) July 12, 2019
His cheaper though isn’t it what Arsenal love
— Jonty Everton (@JontySA) July 12, 2019
Absolute madness. Must be his admiration of Ozil that has turned them off.
— Semitone (@OneGhostNote) July 12, 2019
That it’s. SUMMER IS CANCELLED!!!
— TH14 (@GrampianGunner) July 12, 2019
But will make a move for Vasquez.. Interestingly stupid i see..
— EngrChris01 (@Da_Ozone) July 12, 2019