John Stones discouraged from making Arsenal move as his edges closer to Etihad exit
John Stones seems to have lost the trust of Pep Guardiola and the former Everton defender may be on the move sooner rather than later.
Stones has been plagued by injuries and mistakes in the last two seasons and angered his manager in midweek after he failed to change quickly and get on the field to replace the injured Rodri.
For the past two games, Pep has shown a lack of trust in the England defender. The Spanish genius has named Rodri and Fernandinho as his centre back partnership. Reports now claim that Stones may have to start looking for a new club.
Arsenal has been linked with a move for the experienced centre back as they continue to be plagued by defensive problems. But former Spurs star, Jamie O’Hara believes the defender is too big for Arsenal.
O’Hara claims that Stones should be thinking of joining a top European side like Real Madrid. He should not be looking to join Unai Emery’s side.
“No, I don’t think he’d go to Arsenal,” O’Hara said on talkSPORT.
“He would walk into their back four, but I think he’s too good for Arsenal. I think he is, yeah.
“I rate John Stones, I really like him. He’s had his mistakes and he’s had his injuries, but to me he’s still a player who is potentially a top, world-class centre-half.
“And for me I think he should go to somewhere like Real Madrid if he does leave.”