Posted on May 20, 2016 by ADMIN

Man City boss eyes Arsenal raid? That just cant happen…

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is claimed to have set his sights on signing Alexis Sanchez this summer.

The Spanish boss is set to take over from Manuel Pellegrini this summer, with only the DFP Pokal final against Borussia Dortmund left to play out with his current side Bayern Munich.

Guardiola was announced as taking over from the Chilean in February, but their were strong reports claiming the deal was done back in October, and he will have had plenty of time to eye up a number of targets to bring with him to his new side.

Alexis Sanchez is claimed to be on that list, and the Spanish boss will know all about the Arsenal forward having signed him for Barcelona previously.

The forward is believed to be reluctant to extend his contract in North-London, and reports that we are close to agreeing a deal to sign Henrikh Mkhitaryan also leads me to believe we could be preparing for life after Alexis.

The Dortmund star has been credited with a combined 53 assists/goals this season, and does appear to be the perfect replacement for the exciting Chilean.

Regardless of us having lined up the Armenian forward, we simply cannot afford to allow Sanchez to bolster Manchester City, if we have any hopes of winning the Premier League title.

The Citizens have been the most consistent team in the league in recent years, and the new manager’s arrival is bound to attract some big named signings also. We simply cannot strengthen them in any shape or form, otherwise we may as well give up any hopes of challenging them next year.

Would Alexis assure Man City of next season’s PL title? Would Henrikh be able to make up for the loss of Sanchez?

 

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18 thoughts on “Man City boss eyes Arsenal raid? That just cant happen…

  1. ArseOverTit

    No of course not. That would be as unlikely as a Tottenham captain joining arch rivals Arsenal..

    Everything is possible and in AS case IMO quite probable.

    Who is to say he wouldn’t be interested in a non committed Ozil also?

    An interesting summer awaits..

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    1. Jimbeam

      The more obvious question to ask and for me the most important question Arsene has to answer is why our best players are on the fence about committing their future to Arsenal?

      Why are Sanchez and Ozil potential targets?

      Could it be because they realized that they can not win anything at Arsenal? That we have actually gone back this season as a team not having added a single star to the roster?

      I mean Ozil one year Sanchez the next it looked like we would buy a star player every year and soon we would have the right team, and then with tens of millions in the bank we get “0” outfield players, no one, zilch, nada!

      AND then we blame injuries for coming in 10 points behind Leicester.

      Arsenal is like stagnant water, tasteless, boring and going nowhere.

      All the stars that left Arsenal in the last few years won a lot of Championships, all the ones that stayed won the FA cup. For the sake of their careers I hope they do leave.

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    2. Jimbeam

      The more obvious question to ask and for me the most important question Arsene has to answer is why our best players are on the fence about committing their future to Arsenal?

      Why are Sanchez and Ozil potential targets?

      Could it be because they realized that they can not win anything at Arsenal? That we have actually gone back this season as a team not having added a single star to the roster?

      I mean Ozil one year Sanchez the next it looked like we would buy a star player every year and soon we would have the right team, and then with tens of millions in the bank we get “0” outfield players, no one, zilch, nada!

      AND then we blame injuries for coming in 10 points behind Leicester.

      Arsenal is like stagnant water, tasteless, boring and going nowhere.

      All the stars that left Arsenal in the last few years won a lot of Championships, all the ones that stayed won the FA cup. For the sake of their careers I hope they do leave.

      Jim….out!

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      1. jonm

        Last season it was cech, or does he not count because he was “only” £10m.

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    3. muda

      Its simple, he can have him but Aguero must be wearing red and white of Arsenal.
      And in case they are selling Sterling we can take him too.

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    4. Luko Bratzi

      If he goes I bet Pep won’t play him on the left but down the middle like Suraris,what ever his name is. Until Wenger changes his format we will never see the best of team. Giriuod is the only one that is not played out of position. Wenger buys players and plays them in a position that doesn’t suit them. Ozil came and he played him out wide,Welbeck came and plays him wide, so why buy them. If he bought Vardy he would play him out wide too. There are 4 positions that need addressing 1 a CB 2 a left back 3 a fast and skillfull striker 4 a bloody new manager CB

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  2. davidnz

    City Chelsea Man U Liverpool
    are all desperate to win the
    League and are prepared
    to pay top dollar especially
    for English players.
    Sell Sanchez for 30 mill.
    Sell Walcott 25 mill.
    Sell Chamberlain 20 mill.
    Wilshere 30 mill.
    Right now is prime time to sell Wilshere because
    he is fit and in the England squad for the Euros.
    Just pay a young English quota player 5k
    to play Wilshere’s 2 games per season.
    Diarby cost 30 mill in wages and we got nothing for him.
    Wilshere will be the same but cost 40 mill in wages.
    So we yield 100 mill for the sales.
    One question I have, “Is Wenger building for this
    his last season or is he building for his next 3 years?
    If he spends mega then he is building for his next 3 seasons 🙁
    If just for this his last season he should leave most of
    the money for the new manager to spend next summer.
    Xhaka indicates Wenger is spending for his next 3 seasons 🙁

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    1. ArseOverTit

      That is the question! Stan and Co would be happy with an extra £100 mil for ranch and other play things but I think with Wenger in his final year (I pray it’s his last) it will only be signings to quell the fire from the fans.

      After all, if the owner and board were serious about actually winning things as opposed to growing profit for themselves they would have surely sort out a new and dare I say better coach to try to deliver it..

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    2. jonm

      Davidnz, this article is based on a report in the mirror by simon mullock. This reporter (or fiction writer) is so we placed that he knows how much the bids will be, it is £40m for sanchez and the same for wiltshire.

      I think it is usual media made up story.

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      1. jonm

        Why the thumbs down, unless you believe that simon mullock at the mirror has such good connections at manc that he knows who they are going to bid for and how much.

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  3. mohawk

    City Raid? No Problem.

    Offer them Arteta, Flamini, and Rosicky for a discounted fee.

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  4. Fatboy Gooney

    I’m not too bothered if Sanchez leaves, there’s no point in keeping an unhappy player at the club.
    If we can’t get Lewandowski in any kind of deal involving Sanchez then I would Swap him for Gotze, wouldn’t we rather Sanchez went to Munich instead of City?

    I’m not too impressed with Wenger’s choice of striker ( Morata) nor the above mentioned attacking midfielder from Dortmund. 😕

    I guess that beggars can’t be chooses, right? 😲 😂

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    1. NIKK

      Oi fatboy….how many players are you prepared to lose before you say enough is enough? This has been happening for last 10 years….no wonder Emirates is called a library…most of the die hard passionate vocal fans have left!

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      1. Fatboy Gooney

        Hahaha 😂 The die hard fan’s that sung their hearts out for the lads, got left behind at Highbury! 😂

        We haven’t sold any of our stars since RVP!
        And I still believe that was a good bit of business,
        (£25 million) and a year later he was back to being injury prone and then flogged off to turkey. 😉

        I honestly doubt that Wenger will want to sell the likes of Ozil and Sanchez but you can never say never, as the saying goes! 😂

        Let’s just hope that Wenger does the business with signing the right player’s that we truly need, this summer.

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  5. jonm

    Article originates from the Mirror and is by Simon Mullock. Does not sound like a reliable source to me.

    It is probably a case of looking at the players who have worked with guardiola before and are now playing in PL then making up a story. Why would Guardiola let it be known he is interested in Sanchez and will pay £5m more than we paid. As far as wiltshire is concerned how do they know that manc are preparing a £40m bid. We all know that manc approach to transfers is very different to Arsenal but surely they would not let it be known who their targets are and how much they are going to bid.

    The mirror knows that we are concerned about sanchez leaving, so it is topical. They have added danny rose to the list as well. Idea being that wiltshire and rose are homegrown players and better than manc current homegrown player. All plausible but probably made up.

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  6. JAmerican

    I like Pep as a manager but if his mentality is to come to a new league and have his pick of the other clubs players like a kid in a candy shore then to me that comes off a bit arrogant… I’ve had my fill with arrogant people.

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  7. stubill

    The Guardila style of management; Buy the oppositions best players to weaken their teams and then try and win the league. I hope he fails miserably in the PL.

    “He is not the Messiah, he’a a very naughty boy”.

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