The Community Shield
The curtain-raiser ahead of the new Premier League campaign took place at Wembley on Sunday, as the reigning FA Cup holders Arsenal took on Premier League champs Chelsea.
The Gunners beat the Blues 2-1 in the cup final just a few months ago.
More recently, however, Antonio Conte’s side beat Arsene Wenger’s charges 3-0 in a pre-season friendly in China.
Target Thomas Lemar
Alexandre Lacazette started for Arsenal in the match against Chelsea.
The French international is the Gunners record signing following his summer move from Lyon.
But could Arsenal sign another French star? Fans have been consuming stories about Monaco winger Thomas Lemar throughout the off-season, and by all accounts the Gunners are serious about making a move.
Last week, French daily L’Equipe spelled out the player’s intent, as readers were clearly told that Lemar wants to move to Arsenal.
If reports are to believed, in the last week Arsenal have made a third offer for Lemar. That bid was for 50 million euros.
The Gunners previously offered 40 million euros and then 45 million euros for Lemar with their two initial offers.
Fans turn v Chelsea
But, after just a few minutes of the Chelsea match on Sunday, Gooners were wondering why the club should even buy Lemar.
Why? Because some believe the Alex Iwobi provides everything the Ligue 1 winner and French international is being sought for.
Tweets on Arsenal, Thomas Lemar and Alex Iwobi are below.
I do wonder how sure anyone can be that Thomas Lemar is a better prospect than Alex Iwobi. Love watching Big 17.
— gunnerblog (@gunnerblog) August 6, 2017
Imo arsenal didn't really need lemar coz they already have iwobi. Let that kid improve ah
— Eric Boilly (@IzzHqm_) August 6, 2017
Iwobi >> Lemar
— LT 🇳🇬 (@FutboILukaku) August 6, 2017
Who needs lemar when we have iwobi?
— Jack 🙂 (@jackdarton_) August 6, 2017
Fuck Lemar pic.twitter.com/rPZekUmKrK
— C (@MajesticMesut) August 6, 2017
Yep Iwobi is rustled by the prospect of Lemar joining
— H² (@ThierryEW) August 6, 2017
I love how Iwobi runs like a video with a dodgy frame-rate
— arseblog (@arseblog) August 6, 2017
Iwobi is the new Pires! Elegant in possession sleek in movt! The guy dey ball🙌
— Paparazi (@RadioPaparazi) August 6, 2017
This year people will finally respect how good Iwobi is main man is such a baller
— sam (@IwobiFlick) August 6, 2017
This is embarrassing. Iwobi out there looking like Messi.
— Duke (@SudoBlue) August 6, 2017
Iwobi getting left by his girl is just what we needed. Fire season coming.
— Eze M. 🇳🇬 (@MrCotidie) August 6, 2017