Arsenal and Everton are supposedly to be leading the chase to sign Wilfried Bony from Manchester City this summer.
The Ivory Coast international is believed to have been put up for sale by his club, with the likes of Kelechi Iheanacho and Sergio Aguero already ahead of him in the pecking order. The club are also believed to willing to listen to offers for Elaquim Mangala and former Gunner Samir Nasri this summer, as Pep Guardiola looks to stamp his mark on his squad for this season.
The striker is now said to have come of interest to Arsenal, who have been on the look-out for another strike-option to Olivier Giroud for the coming term, with Danny Welbeck having already succumbed to a five month absence through injury.
Everton are also claimed to hold a keen interest in signing the forward, with current main striker Romelu Lukaku believed to be pushing for a move back to Chelsea this summer, and have had their bank balance bolstered by the £47 Million sale of John Stones to Man City.
The North-London side may also believe that preventing the Merseyside club from landing Bony, could also hamper rivals Chelsea’s bid to bring Lukaku back to West London, which would no doubt strengthen their bid to challenge for the Premier League title this term.
Arsenal’s other targets are looking harder and harder to attain, with a reported rise in the asking price of Lyon’s Alexandre Lacazette, as well as Mauro Icardi looking like joining Napoli in the current window.
Bony has proven to be a more than capable goalscorer previously, but having scored only six league goals in his 18-month spell with City, he does not scream out as the saviour to our attacking options. His 26 league goals in the previous 18 months with Swansea however is a different story.
Could Bony impress in an Arsenal shirt, given that we play in a possession-based style to that of former club Swansea?