The Chris Smalling to Arsenal rumours are once again picking up speed, and the potential summer signing has drawn mixed opinions from fans.
The 25-year-old is approaching the final year of his current contract, prompting speculation that he could be on the move at the end of the season.
He may be among a host of players at Manchester United to be offered a new contract this summer, but if he doesn’t sign an extension then he will surely be sold.
A number of Arsenal fans seem to think the England international would be an astute signing for the touted price of £12m, while others have responded to the rumours with disbelief – even threatening to boycott the club if the transfer goes through.
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One fan even went as far as to suggest he would switch allegiances to our North London rivals Tottenham if the deal is done. A bit much – don’t you think?
Switching to Tottenham if we sign Smalling.
— Jiggs, The Sterling. (@Jackel_Ramzilla) March 24, 2015
If we replace Per Mertesacker with Chris Smalling, I'm throwing my season ticket at Arsène Wenger.
— Flanny (@Flannyballs) March 25, 2015
If we sign Smalling Arsene has lot the plot he is a awful defender i would rather play Monreal at CB than him lol.
— Mesut Özil (@Arsenal92_) March 25, 2015
Why on earth would we sign Smalling? We don't need defensive cover as such & if we were to sign a CB, surely it would be a world class one..
— Carl (@MajesticMesut) March 24, 2015
And then there was this revelation from one fan…
If we sign Chris Smalling, I'll staple my testicles to my desk at work.
— Dan (@mrheats8) March 25, 2015
I can’t see that helping much really.