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31st Jan 2022

Bruno Guimarães trolls Arsenal with Newcastle announcement video

Callum Boyle

The Arsenal banter era lives on

Newcastle United’s new signing Bruno Guimarães has made headlines just a day into his career with the Magpies after his announcement video took a dig at Arsenal.

Guimarães joined Newcastle from French side Lyon for a fee estimated to be in the region of £35m, which could rise to £41m if they avoid relegation, on a four-and-a-half-year deal.

The move is a huge statement of intent from the relegation-threatened side after they beat the likes of Arsenal to his signature – sparking a furious response from the Gunners.

To rub salt in the wounds, the Brazilian decided to troll Arsenal fans with a video announcing his arrival. The video showed a montage of newspaper headlines linking Guimarães with a transfer to the Emirates Stadium.

The headlines included lines such as: “Arsenal face battle from two Premier League rivals to sign player Edu loves,” while another says: “Arsenal have three-man midfield shortlist led by Bruno Guimaraes as Mikel Arteta hints at splashing clash.”

Alongside the video, the 24-year-old captioned his post with the words: “A beautiful chapter is coming,” with a graphic of Guimarães looking on at St James’ Park with the statue of Sir Bobby Robson also featuring.

Whilst Newcastle fans revelled at the news, Arsenal fans didn’t see the funny side with one user tweeting: “Transfer announcement video to another club focused on Arsenal? We’re massive.”

Meanwhile another user said: “I can’t believe we are getting trolled by Newcastle over this team. Get rid of Arteta and edu tomorrow.”

Guimarães is currently away on international duty with Brazil and won’t link up with his new side until Thursday, but could make his debut against Everton on February 8.

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