‘Maddison is coming!’ – Arsenal fans excited for £60m transfer after Pepe and Partey ‘hint’


Arsenal fans are having fun with just over a month until the summer transfer window closes.

Two new players have arrived in north London so far with Nuno Tavares being signed to provide cover as well as competition to Kieran Tierney at left-back, whilst Albert Sambi Lokonga will bolster Mikel Arteta’s options in central midfield.

And a third summer signing at the Emirates Stadium is rather imminent.

England international Ben White will have a medical in the coming days ahead of completing a £50million transfer from Brighton & Hove Albion, although Arteta and Arsenal technical director Edu won’t be stopping there.

As well as signing a new striker and goalkeeper amid links to Tammy Abraham and Aaron Ramsdale, a creative midfielder remains a top priority for Arteta and Edu.

Hence links to Leicester City’s James Maddison.

As reported by football.london, there is interest on Arsenal’s side in the 24-year-old, but as recently explained by our Gunners correspondent Chris Wheatley, the transfer fee is a big issue.

“The problem with the James Maddison transfer since the links surfaced is the fee,” he said. “Arsenal like the player, Mikel Arteta likes James Maddison, but the biggest issue is the fee which is going to be in excess of £60million.

“I think Arsenal can afford him after player sales which we haven’t seen many of so far.

“I can’t see James Maddison being a priority until those player sales go through.”



Arsenal have been linked with a move for James Maddison. (Image: Marc Atkins/Getty Images)
Arsenal have been linked with a move for James Maddison. (Image: Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

However, despite this update some Arsenal fans have a brilliant theory that Maddison will join the club at some point between now and deadline day.

Following the Gunners’ 4-1 pre-season win over Millwall at the weekend, Thomas Partey and Nicolas Pepe celebrated with some hand signals.

And whilst there was most likely a reason behind the celebration, some on Reddit believe it was a transfer ‘hint’ with Pepe doing the ‘M’ sign with his fingers and Partey doing the ‘A’ sign.

The summer window is officially open, and it’s going to be tough to keep up with the comings and goings in and out of the Emirates.

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Of course, this most likely wasn’t the case, but it did bring out some hilarious responses…

u/AlexisGooner said: “MAddison is coming to the carpet.”

Lefty2Gunz81 said: “Messi finally coming.”

TheOptimisticTaco said: “Guys it’s Leo Messo obviously about to break into the squad.”

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