The way things have gone for both clubs in the last 10 years or so, any transfer business between Arsenal and moneybags Man City would only have been one way. In fact the Gunners fans have had to see some of our best players heading north to pick up a nice fat pay packet and put on the sky blue shirt.
But according to one of the latest Arsenal transfer rumours, we could be about to see one of their players heading in the other direction and the fact that is is being reported by The Independent means that there could well be some truth in the rumour.
The player is the England international midfielder James Milner and the reason that Arsene Wenger and his backroom staff are looking at the 28-year old is the news that the contract talks between him and the Premier League champions have stalled, possibly over a lack of playing options when City have all their players fit.
So with Milner out of contract in the summer, Wenger would be able to talk to him in January and with our well publicised weaknesses in central midfield, maybe the versatile Milner would feel that he would get a lot more games at the Emirates than he has been doing at the Etihad. But is he really the right man to solve the Gunners’ problems?