The big Arsenal rumour today is that the Gunners have begun talks with Manchester City over Alexis Sanchez, and the two clubs are considering a straight swap between Alexis Sanchez and Sergio Aguero. They are both very consistent players and Aguero has always been up amongst the highest scorers in the Premier League, and in fact is second only to Alan Shearer for scoring the fastest 100 goals in the division.
They are both 29 years old, but Aguero seemed to fall out Pep Guardiola’s plans last season when he brought in Gabriel Jesus but he still managed 33 goals in all competitions for the Citizens, whereas Alexis notched up 30.
There is no doubt that Aguero would definitely be an upgrade on any of Arsenal’s out-and-out centre-forwards so would surely be guaranteed to start when fit, and it could certainly soften the blow of losing Alexis to one of our biggest rivals, but would it be enough to persuade Gooners that we could make a serious attempt on the Premier League next season?
Personally I wouldn’t say no to this deal, but I would really prefer that we got someone like Aubameyang or Lacazette in rather than Aguero, although that may be aiming a bit high for a team that can only offer Europa League football next season.
Do you think that Aguero could be the best way for Arsenal to salvage something from Alexis’ departure?