Arsenal interested in two Man City players
Regardless of whether Arsenal will compete in the Champions League or the Europa League for the next season, it seems that the club will make an effort to add more players to the roster over the offseason.
In recent times, a number of names have been associated with them. But one of them managed to catch the Gunners’ diehard fans off guard.
It is common knowledge that the London-based club is interested in making a trade for Gabriel Jesus, who plays for Manchester City. However, it was only just claimed that Arsenal are also keeping tabs on lkay Gündoan, who is Jesus’s teammate.
Talks ongoing between Gündoğan agents and Manchester City board. No discussion about new deal – just about his future with serious chances to leave the club. 🔵 #MCFC
His trip to Madrid was not linked to his future. Barça, German clubs and Arsenal [depends on UCL] interested. pic.twitter.com/IQxH3XH1CH
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 17, 2022
The contract of the 31-year-old player will expire during the subsequent summer transfer window, and it seems that the club that now holds the title of Premier League winners will not try to prevent him from leaving the Etihad Stadium.
Even while things may take a dramatic turn for the worst and the German player could wind up remaining at Man City, the likelihood of that happening is low.
Arsenal’s name has been used in connection with a plethora of centre midfielders. Youri Tielemans, who plays for Leicester City, has been the loudest player thus far.
However, in order for the Gunners to sign two of the greatest names in European soccer, such as Tielemans and Gündoan, they will need to qualify for the Champions League the next season. And as things are, it is nothing more than a pipe dream.
First signing of Pep's reign at City. Thank you Gundogan 💙 pic.twitter.com/QLnVJZEjFA
— Brian (@canceloimpact) May 17, 2022
Since joining City in a deal of €27 million from German club Borussia Dortmund, Gündoan has played in 252 games for the club, scoring 47 goals and assisting 33 others.
He has been a consistent presence in the heart of Pep Guardiola’s team, which has won three Premier League championships, one FA Cup, and four League Cups during Guardiola’s tenure as manager.
Even though he has a lot of experience that we really need, I simply don’t believe we should pursue a deal for the brilliant midfielder.
Arsenal has a history of making several errors, one of which was the recruitment of players who had already passed their prime years.
The only logical rationale for bringing him to the Emirates Stadium would be one related to money and business.