Arsenal have already been linked with this England international star but with his current contract due to run out at the end of this season, it looks like James Milner could finally be coming to join the Gunners soon, according to a Daily Express report that is.
The paper claims that Milner is still holding out on signing a contract extension to stay at Man City, despite the fact that their manager Manuel Pellegrini has made it clear that he wants the versatile player to stay at the Etihad stadium.
Milner’s issue is with his playing opportunities which until this season have been severely limited in the multi-million star studded City squad. It is ironic that Milner has played more games than ever for them this season and has become a key figure for them but apparently he still fears that when the likes of Silva, Nasri and Toure are fit and available he will be back on the bench.
But Arsenal are not exactly short of talented midfielders and wide men ourselves and this could lead Milner to wonder whether he would just be swapping one bench for another. What the Gunners do have to offer, however, is the chance to play alongside England internationals like Wilshere, Walcott, Chamberlain, Welbeck, Gibbs and Chambers and that could be a huge boost to getting him back into Roy Hodgson’s side on a regular basis.
So Arsenal and Liverpool are apparently waiting to pounce and take the 29-year old on a free transfer in the summer. We know that Arsene Wenger loves versatility in a player and with Milner’s tremendous energy, could he be a key addition to the Arsenal squad?