Paul Pogba transfer to Arsenal: Fans divided, Premier League clash in sight, Gunners admission

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Paul Pogba is set to leave Manchester United this summer on a free transfer and he’s understandably attracting a lot of attention from some of Europe’s top clubs.

The Frenchman’s talent is undeniable, but the 29-year-old’s dedication and application have been constantly criticized since his world-record return to Old Trafford in 2016. Nevertheless, in his time he is one of the best midfielders in the game. football ground, and as a result, it naturally arouses the interest of some of the biggest clubs in Europe.

Perhaps a surprise link is United’s Premier League rivals Arsenal. The Gunners need to strengthen in the central midfield area this summer after showing a real lack of depth in the position this season. Whether Pogba is that man remains to be seen, but with the rumor mill loading up, it’s worth taking a good look at what’s been said so far.

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In this spirit, football.london rounded up the latest news linking Pogba with a move to north London.

Fans divided over Pogba transfer

Arsenal fans are divided on whether signing Pogba will be a good thing for the club. Take a look at what was said on social media site Twitter below.

@1NilArsenal said: “I like Pogba, but I think he doesn’t have the right personality for this team. It’s tricky though, because he would be a perfect fit in terms of skills.”

@Elstacko5noted: “Arsenal should be all over Pogba, I can’t lie.”

@kieran21529888 said: “No way Arsenal fans would say they wouldn’t replace Xhaka with Pogba.”

@MoG84042826 said: “Part of me wants Pogba at Arsenal. He could be crazy for us.”

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Premier League clubs linked

According to Sky Sports News, Pogba is attracting a lot of interest with the end of his contract at Manchester United this summer, with two Premier League clubs among those wanting his services. Although there’s nothing official to suggest Arsenal are one of the teams interested in signing him, the news has sparked rumors that they may just be keeping a close eye on his situation.



Paul Pogba has been linked with a surprise move to Arsenal. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Eye shock

As quoted by our colleagues at Birmingham Live, The Sun claims Aston Villa and Premier League rivals Newcastle United are monitoring the 29-year-old’s current situation with his contract at Old Trafford at the end of the season. Pogba has been linked with moves to Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona while his former club Juventus has also been credited with an interest.

Trophy objective

Pogba has admitted that wherever he is next season, his main objective is to win more trophies as he looks to add more to his collection and his legacy.

“You have to be honest, the last five seasons haven’t satisfied me – really not at all,” he told Le Figaro. “This year it’s dead, we won’t win anything. Whether it’s with Manchester United or at another club, I want to win trophies.”

Admission of Pogba to Arsenal

The midfielder previously admitted he was actually a childhood Arsenal fan: “I’ll be honest. So at first I was an Arsenal fan – obviously because of all the French players , you know,” Pogba told the official United podcast. “Me and my brother were, but my other brother was a Manchester United fan.

“I couldn’t say anything so I loved Henry and because of him I was an Arsenal fan. Then I changed and chose with my other brother. No Arsenal, I went with the other, the United fan!”

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