By Will Butcher
Arsenal fans are currently feeling a sense of déjà vu on Twitter after former Gunner Jeremie Aliadiere re-signed for French side Lorient.
The 33-year-old rejoined Lorient after becoming a free agent following his release from Qatari outfit Umm Salal and will provide cover for suspended star striker Benjamin Jeannot, who was given a 10-game ban for pushing a referee.
The French outfit revealed the news via their official website, with the ex-Gunner signing a one-year deal with the option of another year. The tweet is translated as “Jeremie Aliadiere undertakes a year with the FC Lorient.”
Aliadiere, who has also had spells with Celtic, Middlesbrough and West Ham, scored just five goals in 45 league and cup encounters for Arsene Wenger’s side.
Fans have reminisced over his time with the Gunners, where he largely played second fiddle to the likes of Thierry Henry and Dennis Bergkamp.
Here are a selection of their tweets:
One fan even compared the striker, who has seven France under-21 caps, to flop Francis Jeffers.
The striker could make his debut as soon Wednesday night against Guingamp, as the side look to improve from their poor start to the season that has seen Lorient lose four out of their first five fixtures.