2023-01-25 08:07:00

What are you smoking - Weston McKennie's dad responds to tweet amid Arsenal transfer links

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The Mirror
By Tom Blow

Weston McKennie's dad has hit back at a fan on Twitter who claimed his son is "nowhere close" to being good enough for Arsenal.

McKennie, 24, is rumoured to be a transfer target for the Gunners. Mikel Arteta is after a new central midfielder and the Juventus star could be available for just 17.5million, according to reports in Italy. He still has two-and-a-half years left on his existing deal.

Juventus may be open to selling some players after being deducted 15 Serie A points for alleged financial irregularities and false accounting, a decision they will appeal. The Italian giants were punished after an investigation by the Italian Football Federation.

The exchange between McKennie's dad John and the fan happened after a Twitter account shared a transfer rumour linking the player with Arsenal. "McKennie is nowhere close to being technically good enough for Arteta's side," wrote the fan in response.

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