Arsenal capture of five-time Premier League winner ‘will be bigger statement signing’ than Jesus
Ally McCoist says the possible ARSENAL signing of Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan would be a ‘bigger statement’ than Gabriel Jesus’ arrival
Gundogan has won five Premier League titles since joining Manchester City in 2016 and scored four goals in his last four appearances to help Guardiola’s side overhaul long-time leaders Arsenal and reach the Champions League final.
Manchester City are keen to secure his services for at least one more season but the 32-year-old is yet to commit as he would likely receive a considerable signing-on fee if he joined a new club on a free.
And Gundogan would help take Arsenal to next level, according to McCoist.
‘This is an interesting one,’ the Rangers and Scotland legend told talkSPORT. ‘What a statement that would be.
‘It would be a bigger statement than Jesus. It would be a bigger statement than Zinchenko, for me.
‘You would be getting a brilliant player. The age factor doesn’t really come into it, nowadays, for 32-year-olds.
‘They have kept themselves meticulously fit and they are great professionals. And he is certainly that.
‘The only negative is that you don’t have a sell-on. But that’s balanced by the fact that you are going to get him on a free transfer.
‘He is a big occasion player, that’s exactly what he is. Everybody will be after him.’
ARSENAL may indeed be linked with a move for Gundogan – but if he actually leaves Man City – it will surely be for a move abroad.
He will not want to join the Gunners – he is far too loyal to Man City and Pep Guardiola
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