- Arsenal fans were excited after spotting Barcelona’s star Umtiti at Emirates
- The 25-year old defender was at the Emirates on the invitation of compatriot Alexandre Lacazette
- Arsenal fans later found out that Umtiti was not in town to join to sign for the Gunners
Arsenal supporters were thrown into jubilation moments after spotting Barcelona’s French World Cup star Samuel Umtiti at the Emirates on Saturday.
According to the Mirror, the 25-year-old, who followed proceedings as the Gunners breezed past Chelsea 2-0 was only at the stands to watch his compatriots in action.
Arsenal are in dire need of defensive backups and the French World Cup winner would have been a huge boost for the north Londoners
Gunners boss Unai Emery revealed that the Premier League side cannot sign new players except on loan due to financial constraints.
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Interestingly, Umtiti, who is presently recuperating from a knee injury was at the Emirates on the invitation of Alexandre Lacazette.
The French forward netted the opener for Arsenal's goals as they claimed all match points against the Blues.
Arsenal and Man United are currently tied on points and three points adrift of Chelsea at fourth spot.
Arsenal fans will be disappointed that Umtiti will not be joining the squad and took to the social media to air their views.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Arsenal defeated Chelsea 2-0 on Saturday, January 19, to make the fans happy.
The Gunners were impressive from the blast of the whistle till the final minute of the game at the Emirates stadium.
Gabonese striker Emerick Aubameyang had the first chance to score the opener in the 5th minute when he was set up by Ramsey, but he could not beat the Blues' goalie Kepa Arizabalaga.
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