Gabriel Magalhaes Calls Out 'Ungrateful' Arsenal Fans After Negative Reaction To Eddie Nketiah News
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Gabriel Magalhaes has slammed "ungrateful" Arsenal fans in an apparent dig over the reaction to Eddie Nketiah's new deal.
On Saturday, Arsenal announced that the 23-year-old had signed a new five-year contract with the club after interest from Premier League and Bundesliga clubs.
Nketiah, who was released by Chelsea in 2015 before joining Arsenal's academy, scored 10 goals in all competitions for Mikel Arteta's men last season.
And his form has not only led to an improved deal, but also the privilege of wearing the iconic No.14 shirt worn by the legendary Thierry Henry and recently vacated by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
New deal, new number, unfinished business. God is good. 🤝🙏🏾 #EN14 @Arsenal pic.twitter.com/q6i9oFhINY— Eddie Nketiah 📞 (@EddieNketiah9) June 18, 2022
But a lot of Arsenal fans are not happy with the decision made by the club and have voiced their opinions on social media.
Defender Gabriel took issue with the negative comments and went on Twitter to call out Gunners supporters.
"how [sic] can you be so ungrateful! OMG," Gabriel wrote, accompanied by a sarcastic emoji.
how can you be so ungrateful! OMG 🙃— Gabriel Magalhaes (@biel_m04) June 18, 2022
Gabriel also liked a tweet mentioning Nketiah's extension and how "plenty" of fans are happy with the deal.
It about Eddie's Contract pic.twitter.com/FtOSKHincq— Lutfi 🇾🇪 ☆ (@AFCLutfi) June 18, 2022
Arsenal legend Ian Wright also went in on an fan who said the club should have got rid of Nketiah and he isn't worthy of wearing No.14.
Replying on Instagram, Wright wrote: "What's a number? Why don't you say nothing if you have nothing positive to say to our players. You can never call yourself an Arsenal fan with negativity of this nature? Would you say this to Eddie's face? If not, STFU."
Well f*cking said @IanWright0. 👏🏻 👊🏻 pic.twitter.com/FrnWuDYcf1— Grovesy (@Grov_esy) June 18, 2022
Nketiah, wearing the No.30 on his back, produced a fine run of form at the end of last season - starting the final eight league games and finding the net five times.
After the departures of both Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette, Arteta is putting plenty of faith in Nketiah to lead the line.
"I'm delighted Eddie is staying with us," Arteta told Arsenal's official website.
"He represents what we are all about and all the values of the club.
"We are very happy that he has extended his contract and now we have to get to work and continue to develop the great talent and person that we have in him."
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Topics: Eddie Nketiah, Arsenal, Premier League, Mikel Arteta