'Wake up': Frankfurt fans mock Arsenal's £20m Martin Hinteregger links

19th December 2018, Emirates Stadium, London, England; Carabao Cup football, quarter final, Arsenal versus Tottenham Hotspur; A dejected Arsenal Manager Unai Emery after the goal for 0-2...

Premier League underachievers Arsenal reportedly want to sign Hinteregger from Bundesliga high-flyers and Europa League rivals Eintracht Frankfurt.

Martin Hinteregger of Eintracht Frankfurt looks on during the Bundesliga match between Borussia Moenchengladbach and Eintracht Frankfurt at Borussia-Park on October 27, 2019 in...

Martin Hinteregger and Eintracht Frankfurt are a match made in footballing heaven.

The Austrian international centre-back has only been playing for the high-flying Eagles for ten months but it hasn't taken him long to establish cult hero status amongst one of Germany’s most vociferous fanbases.

The Frankfurt supporters backed Hinteregger to the hilt after he missed a crucial penalty in the Europa League semi-final defeat to Chelsea last season and the former Augsburg outcast has rewarded their faith with a series of superb defensive performances in the early weeks of the 2019/20 campaign.

Martin Hinteregger of Augsburg celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the Bundesliga match between Hertha BSC and FC Augsburg at Olympiastadion on December 18, 2018 in...

He’s even scored three goals in nine games from defence, including a typically thumping header in Saturday’s remarkable 5-1 thrashing of Bayern Munich.

The Sun (7 November, page 58) claims that underachieving Arsenal are hoping to strengthen their ailing backline with a £20 million January deal for Hinteregger but the Frankfurt faithful aren’t exactly waking up in a cold sweat, fretting about the future of their fans’ favourite.

Adi Hutter’s side have lost Sebastian Haller, Luka Jovic and Ante Rebic in the last few months but no one is worried that Hinteregger, a man who loves the club as much as they love him, will follow in their footsteps.

Shkodran Mustafi of Arsenal London and Martin Hinteregger of Eintracht Frankfurt battle for the ball during the UEFA Europa League group F match between Eintracht Frankfurt and Arsenal FC...

 

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