Tioté is the perfect replacement! Twitter reacts to Song’s Arsenal exit

Arsenal's Alex Song is to join Barcelona in a £14.9m deal, prompting a massive reaction from fans on Twitter

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
arsene wenger
Arsène Wenger has been linked with a swoop for Real Madrid's Nuri Sahin

arsene wenger

Alex Song is set to sign for Barcelona on Monday after the Catalan club agreed a £14.9m fee for the midfielder with Arsenal.

The 24-year-old will become the second Gunners player to leave the club this week following Robin van Persie’s £24m switch to Manchester United.

News of Song’s exit prompted a huge reaction on Twitter. Here are some of the Tweets that caught our eye.

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand (‏@rioferdy5) is surprised by the transfer: “Wow, Song is going to Barcelona now…. @piersmorgan ??”

Scuba ‏(@ScubaUK) reckons Song is a better Javier Mascherano: “Song basically does everything Mascherano does, only much better, and can do lots of other things as well. £15m is a steal.”

Luke Griffiths ‏(@LukeGriffiths10) can’t understand Song’s decision: “Why has Alex Song gone to Barca? What an idiot. Have fun warming the bench you imbecile.”

Amranjitn ‏(@unicornrules) is frustrated by Arsenal’s recent sales: “Arsenal is a feeder club – I’m frustrated now it’s Alex Song, next will be Theo Walcott – why don’t you leave Mr Wenger … #arsenal @piersmorgan”

And Kalpesh Patel (‏@Kp187) also feels the Gunners are becoming a feeder club: “Alex Song to Barça yet more proof that Arsenal are a selling club. Yes they have replacements but after today’s performance they may regret!”

Jamie Ryan ‏(@jamieryan10) is upset by Song’s exit after Van Persie’s move to Manchester United earlier this week: “I can’t believe we’re selling Alex Song as well, our second best player now gone as well #Arsenal!”

Chris Clague (‏@ChrisClague) is upset by Wenger’s decision to sell Song: “Hold on.. We’re actually getting rid of Alex Song as well? RVP wasn’t too bad, but Song had great potential! Can’t see us replacing him! Grr”

Paul Baker (‏@PaulioBaker) identifies Yann M’Villa as Song’s replacement: “First of all @Persie_Official leaves Arsenal and now Alex Song! What is going on with my beloved #AFC? Please oh please get Yann M’Villa!!”

But Nick Palser ‏(@npalser89) would prefer Cheick Tioté: “His disciplinary record is shocking, but Tioté seems like the perfect replacement for Alex Song. #afc”

Traffic (‏@pappychullo) can’t understand why Barcelona sold Yaya Toure: “You sell Yaya Toure to later buy Alex Song who is still not as good as Yaya..something wrong there!”

Finally, Steven Gill ‏(@DaGill90) defends Arsène Wenger: “So Alex Song is going to Barcelona, well we do need to sign at least two more players but everyone lay off Wenger, he knows what he’s doing.”

MORE:

MORE: The latest football transfer news

MORE: Meet the Premier League's most stylish footballers

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

Exclusive interview
The Sport Review
Exclusive interview: John Barnes on why Roberto Firmino is Liverpool FC’s most important player
The Sport Review
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
The Sport Review
Meet Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s girlfriend Amine Gulse
The Sport Review
Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house with us
The Sport Review
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Chelsea, Arsenal stars feature – Slideshow
The Sport Review
Meet Chelsea FC star Andreas Christensen’s girlfriend Katrine Friis
2018 Review
The Sport Review
Milestones and memories, with Federer, Djokovic, Nadal, Halep, Radwanska, and more
The Sport Review
Gary Lineker sends message to Mo Salah after Liverpool FC’s 4-0 win at Bournemouth
The Sport Review
Arsenal to consider selling Mesut Ozil in January – report