It is being reported that Arsenal are the club most likely to complete the free transfer of the England international James Milner in the summer. I´m not sure how to describe the 29-year old really because he is so versatile that he has been known to play about five different positions in a single match, on both flanks, central midfield and even as an emergency full-back.
That is why his current manager Manuel Pellegrini wants to keep Milner at Man City. Unfortunately for the Chilean, however, it does not look as though he will still be in charge of the mega rich club next season and that could confirm the player´s de4cision not to sign an extension to the contract that is due to run out at the end of the season.
There will no doubt be a number of clubs interested in completing the free transfer of such a useful player but according to The Mirror it is the Gunners that the Yorkshireman is keenest on joining.
I think this would be a real transfer coup for Wenger and Arsenal, as long as it does not mean that we lose any of our current stars to what is likely to be some serious spending by the City owners to revamp their aging and under fire squad. There is talk of them wanting Jack Wilshere and many Arsenal fans do not seem too reluctant to see him leave, but I do not agree and hope that Wenger stands firm on this, while at the same time relieving them of one of their most useful players in Milner. What do you think?