There was a time when players moving between Arsenal and Chelsea would seem largely unthinkable, but there were a few exceptions over the years.
It’s possibly a sign of how far Arsenal have fallen lately, but now the idea of them signing a fringe player from Chelsea actually seems pretty normal, and it shows just how big the job is for Mikel Arteta.
There has been plenty of talk about a potential move for Tammy Abraham, with Fabrizio Romano confirming that the interest was there:
Arsenal are currently not in advanced talks for Tammy Abraham. They are informed on his situation as they like him – but it’s not an ‘advanced deal’ with Chelsea yet. ??????? #AFC
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 20, 2021
Abraham does have talent and there are games when he does look like a top-quality striker, but he can’t do it consistently and that’s why he struggles to get starts at Stamford Bridge.
He wasn’t particularly impressive tonight in Chelsea’s pre-season game against Bournemouth, while their performance actually seemed to pick up after he left the field.
It probably hasn’t boosted his chances of getting more chances under Thomas Tuchel next season, while there are plenty of fans who would happily see him sign for Arsenal now:
Tammy Abraham came off and we managed to score 2 goals, yeah Arsenal can have him
— Thomas Moeketsi (@Und_Visionary) July 27, 2021
Watching Tammy Abraham play today his definitely Arsenal’s quality
— K.O.V. (@orthoodox_kenzy) July 27, 2021
Tammy Abraham is the WORST "footballer" I have ever seen play for Chelsea. And I have seen the worst of Bakayoko, Morata, Drinkwater etc… No one comes close. End our misery @Arsenal. Do your thing again.
— CFCVulcano (@Sal_Vulcano04) July 27, 2021
Tammy Abraham really does belong to Arsenal
— uMagaye (@Lelo_Pages) July 27, 2021
Arsenal when are you coming for Tammy Abraham..please be fast
— one black Boy (@gentle_myke) July 27, 2021
@Arsenal Tammy Abraham is all yours world class st shame we couldn’t keep him
— Keith ???? (@CFCKEITH_) July 27, 2021
Tammy Abraham should never wear a Chelsea jersey again send him to Arsenal
— Geo (@CFCGeoo) July 27, 2021