Date: 29th July 2019 at 5:16pm
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When David Ornstein confirmed that Arsenal have had a £72m bid for Lille winger Nicolas Pepe accepted he was lauded by many Arsenal fans. However, when he broke the news of highly-rated youngster Xavier Amaechi departing the Gunners to move to Hamburg he brought a lot of Arsenal fans crashing down to earth.

Amaechi moved to Hamburg on a four-year contract as part of a deal worth £2.25m. The youngster turned down various clubs including Barcelona and Bayern Munich to head to the second tier of Germany in search of first-team football.

The 18-year-old had yet to make his competitive first-team debut at the Emirates, playing 39 times for the club’s youth teams. In those 39 appearances, he scored 12 goals and registered nine assists.

A lot of Arsenal fans were gutted at the news, saying Ornstein had ruined their day. Some Arsenal fans were quick to assume Amaechi would end up at Bayern within a year, similar to former Arsenal winger Serge Gnabry.

Here is the best of the reaction.


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