Some Tottenham Hotspur fans have been taking to social media to share their reaction after Serge Aurier penned a classy farewell message to the North London faithful.
The Ivory Coast international completed his free transfer to Villarreal earlier this week following his exit from Spurs by mutual agreement on the final day of the summer window which saw his contract that had less than a year to run ripped up.
Aurier joined the La Liga outfit on an initial season-long deal which includes the option for his stay to be extended at the Yellow Submarine until June 2024.
The right-back posted on Instagram in which he admitted that he would never have signed for Arsenal because he has “too much respect” for his former employer.
The 28-year-old had been linked with a move to the Emirates prior to his switch to the Estadio de la Cerámica, with Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta said to have given the green light to sign the defender with Sky Sports claiming that the player was also open to the move.
Some fans certainly appreciated the sentiment shown by Aurier in admitting that he would never have joined the Woolwich.
Knew he wouldn’t join arsenal, despite many fans wanting him gone the majority will never forget him playing after what happened to his brother 💙 Wish him nothing but success
— Alfie_thfc69 (@AlfieThfc69) October 6, 2021
Can’t believe he had to clarify that he’d never join Arsenal ffs. I hate our fans so much sometimes
— AU (@_23au) October 6, 2021
Classy guy, I like him. Bit late now
— Dan McAllister (@DanMcAl83851645) October 6, 2021
— John Hueston (@johnrhueston) October 6, 2021
Going out with class tbf.
— When We Were THFC Ⓥ (@AryehLender) October 6, 2021
Respect, good luck aurier
— Mercator (@Mercator34) October 6, 2021
Serge has more respect for us than H fml
— Kajro (@GKajro) October 6, 2021
RESPECT Serge!!! All the best 🙏
— johnnyg (@Johngar21470100) October 6, 2021
thank you for your service, been some ups and downs but that's football 🙄 good luck
— Perøk (@Perivind) October 6, 2021
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