Arsenal and Man City reportedly moving closer to a deal for Cancelo

Stealing Zinchenko and Jesus from Man City last summer certainly paid off for Arsenal. The two greatly contributed in getting Arsenal back to challenging for the Premier League title.

This summer, there’s been talk of Arteta targeting two other Manchester City players to tap into their experience and push his side to win the league. These two are Joao Cancelo and Ilkay Gundogan. Of the two, Gundogan seemed the most likely to join as he could have been signed for nothing. However, he is not and he will likely move to Barcelona instead.

Cancelo, whom Manchester City allegedly wants £45 million for, is most likely to join. Last week, the Gunners started talks with the Citizens over the fullback’s Emirates switch. As per the Football Transfers, Arsenal is ready to taste City’s resolve to keep or sell Cancelo with a £35 million bid next week.

When the Portuguese suddenly left the PL champions in January to join Bayern on loan, many felt it was because of his falling out with Guardiola; that has yet to be proven. But I bet Arsenal’s decision to submit a £35 million opening offer for him is because they want to capitalise on the fact that the versatile fullback isn’t wanted at the Etihad. The Gunners may also want to lower the fullback’s price as much as possible, so they go higher a bit and Man City goes lower a bit for a compromise fee to see the 29-year-old leave Etihad for the the Emirates.

Whether Cancelo is Arsenal’s next buy from City, we will have to wait and see.

Sam P

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      1. I really like that lad and hope he propels us to the champions league glory,a trophy we have waited for long

  1. This Saliba agreement in principle is by far the most IMPORTANT ACTUAL NEWS on Just Arsenal NEWS , for quite some time past.
    I predict an article on It will be on JA, WELL INSIDE AN HOUR FROM NOW.

  2. Strange.Was under the impression Cancelo was turning his nose up at Arsenal & fancied himself at Barca,Madrid or PSG.What’s happened?V.good player.But a bit of a big time Charlie.Do we need that?

  3. I’d love to have Joao Cancelo at Arsenal to replace Holding whose place in the squad should be taken over by Ben White.
    Injury-prone Tomiyasu should fall behind in the pecking order at RB

  4. Cancelo’s price should be critically examined. He’s 29 and looking at the reasons he suddenly feel out of favour at Man City and Juventus leaves much to desire. According to Guardiola, Cancelo’s defending is suspect as his offensive quality isn’t in doubt. Cancelo becomes slightly uncomfortable with less match time and can’t be disruptive at a point. I don’t think Arteta fancies what Guardiola detests. Arteta has the nack for benching players and not being a proponent of rotation can become an issue for someone with Cancelo’s attitude. This is not an attempt to demarket Cancelo or cast any aspertion on the Coach. It’s a general overview of a player coming to our darling club. Stability of the dressing room play a major role in attaining success regarding objectives.

  5. Too old to run up and down the flanks as a fullback in the premiership. If he was a central defender or central midfielder he might get away with a young partner but not as a fullback. Too much running is needed. Stop trying to promote old Man City rejects to Arsenal, as we normally buy them from Chelsea. Ha Ha Ha. Lol.

  6. I will prefer Sacha Boey…….even though we know Cancelo can be quite explosive. But we will need him to be explosive much more times than to have a passive game!

  7. Cancelo would be Mustafi 2.0. If you want an example of his talent, watch the magnificent match-winning 1-0 for Liverpool at Anfield (Salah) in October 2022. The best counter attach I’ve ever seen.

  8. Arsenal should not be an old folks asylum. A home for tired guys without future. Cancel Cancelo deal!

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