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Arsenal ‘set to target another Man City pair’ and other transfer rumours

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta signed Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko last summer as the North London club became the Blues’ main rivals

This summer, Mikel Arteta, the manager of Arsenal, reportedly wants to sign Kyle Walker and Julian Alvarez from Manchester City.

In order to lure Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko to the Emirates Stadium the previous year, Arteta broke into his old team. The success of both men in North London was evident, but it was insufficient to end City’s stranglehold at the top of the Premier League.

Now, Walker and Alvarez are both on Arteta’s wish list, according to El Nacional. The former is unlikely to transfer to Arsenal, though, as he just extended his contract at Manchester City until 2028.

 

Despite having a harder time getting opportunities due to Erling Haaland’s great play, the Argentine managed 17 goals across all competitions during the previous season. Walker is a better contender to join the Gunners right now.

Last season, Pep Guardiola acknowledged that the 33-year-old would have trouble fitting into his new style, which uses the fullback as an inverted defensive midfielder. Walker, however, isn’t likely to change that, claims talkSPORT.

The English international has drawn interest from both Bayern Munich and his former club Sheffield United, according to radio station journalist Alex Crook, although there are few odds that he will really go. He said: “They [Sheffield United] have budget restrictions this summer. I suppose only roughly £20m is available this summer, which isn’t much for a recently promoted team.They are interested in Kyle Walker, but it appears that he will remain at Manchester City for the time being. Walker had another successful season at the Etihad, thus City is not in a haste to move him.

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