Posted on August 01, 2016 by ADMIN

Man City star close to shock Arsenal move?

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is claimed to be looking at overhauling his squad, and Joe Hart may well be sold to Arsenal.

Bookmakers are claiming that it is looking ‘increasingly likely’ that the England number one could move to the Emirates this summer, with odds having been slashed in half, from 8/1 (9.0) down to 4/1 (5.0).

Hart is not believed to be the type of shotstopper that Guardiola prefers to have in goal, with his preference for a ball-playing sweeper-keeper similar to that of Manuel Neuer, and the current City number one will not have impressed Pep with his appearances for England in the European Championships.

The Spanish boss is claimed to be ‘ringing the changes’, although there has been no sales as of yet, while four players have signed for the Etihad club. Ilkay Gundogan and Nolito are the biggest names to arrive so far, while Aaron Mooy and Alexander Zinchenko have also come in.

Hart is currently facing competition from Willy Caballero and youngster Angus Gunn, with the latter having helped his side through a penalty shoot-out with Borussia Dortmund in Beijing recently, although neither of those are expected to displace the England international from his starting role this term.

With the bookmakers having slashed the odds on Hart moving to the Emirates this summer, could there be a possibility that the Gunners actually sign him?

Arsenal have Petr Cech currently holding onto the starting role in North-London, and deservedly so, having been one of, if not the, most consistent goalkeeper in England in recent years.

Cech is 34 however, with his potential counterpart being five years his junior, but I still would not see the point in bringing in the City star.

Would you prefer to have Hart in goal instead of Petr?


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21 thoughts on “Man City star close to shock Arsenal move?

  1. Uzi Ozil

    Cech is our number one. We have Ooooospina. Will Hart accept the number two role? I guess not.. .

    We need to strengthen in other departments…Striker, CB to say the least..

    1. jonm

      I would say number three role, after cech and ospina. Based on PL stats for 2014/15, last world cup, copa america or euros, ospina is way better than hart.

  2. mall-gooner

    In another news Ben Yedder has rejected Arsenal and joined Sevilla. First Vardy and now Ben, it seems no one wana join Arsenal. What has happened to my club?

      1. mall-gooner

        According to Toulouse’s Boss, Ben rejected Arsenal for Sevilla. If it is true then I really wonder why someone reject Arsenal for Sevilla unless he thought he might be on bench.

    1. nygooner

      lol, nothing. Nothing wrong with people wanting to go elsewhere first and foremost. also, vardy is nothing special.

  3. ThirdManJW

    Most ridiculous transfer rumour of the summer for me. Cech, and Ospina are both better than Hart. If Hart is leaving, he’ll want to be first choice, not playing the odd league cup game.

  4. RayGooner

    First of all, Man City has 21 foreign & only 4 homegrown players over the age of 21 in their squad so they won’t be shipping out any homegrown players any time soon….

  5. Al the Gooner

    What complete and utter bollocks. Why on earth would we want Hart and why on earth would he want to be anyone’s number 2. This rates as arguably the dumbest story I have read this summer… and that really is saying something.

    1. jonm

      For some reason the media underrate ospina, as do many arsenal fans. He was excellent for us in 2014/15 (best goalkeeping stats in PL by a long way). His games for columbia in last world cup and two copa americas were awesome, way better than Hart in world cup and euros. In fact Ospina was a main part in Columbia’s success in these competitions, as opposed to hart contributing significantly to englands dismal performance.

      I assume that us sending shezza on loan means that Ospina is staying. I certainly hope that is the case.

  6. Juhislihis McLovin

    Milik just completed a transfer to Napoli for £27 millions.

    Another option gone, hopefully we have some deals agreed..

    1. Trevor

      This is the best news I heard all week, well, all day so. Napoli could have given us a big problem by targeting the same striker, especially with that 80m. I feel Icardi would have chosen Napoli over us, if he’s on the move that is. Also they could have outbid us for Lacazette.

  7. jonm

    Hart, cech and ospina were all playing for their countries in finals of international competitions in the last few months. They were all number one choices for their respective countries. Suddenly media is suggesting they will all be playing for arsenal.

    This is a great idea. Strikers to compete with giroud would be lawewandowski and messi. Wingers to compete with sanchez would be draxler and ronaldo. I am sure we can all think of players for the remaining positions.

    Transfer fees and wages would be a bit of a problem. Initially keeping players happy with enough playing time would be an issue, but this would soon be sorted as the arsenal disease hit and most go fown injured.

    1. mkgooner

      He’s England’s 4th best penalty taker so if we adopt the following tactics he would win us the league…
      Bellerìn and Monreal run down the wings cut the ball back to him from 12 yards and he scores

      Btw… I’m joking

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