The Man City and Arsenal fans in the Tavern might see a new South American arrival this summer…
A recent report from the Daily Star suggested that Arsenal and Man City could pursue a swap deal between Alexis Sanchez and Sergio Aguero, sending a shockwave through the pub. Now that the dust has settled, though, is it actually a deal that makes sense?
Sanchez would get to reunite with his old manager at Barcelona, Pep Guardiola, and of course, the quality that he would bring on the field is unparalleled. However, there is a strong argument that City really don’t need to be working on their attacking options; their fans at the bar would surely much prefer them to go into next season with a much-strengthened backline. This is especially true following the departures of Bacary Sagna, Pablo Zabaleta and Gael Clichy this summer. That being said, Sanchez isn’t the sort of player that anyone can afford to say no to.
The deal looks better for the pub’s Arsenal fanbase, as Sanchez looks tired of dragging the club forward and Aguero is one of few top class options out there who could carry on the mantle. His goalscoring record is second to none in the Premier League, having become one of Europe’s best over the last few years whilst representing Man City. Arsenal, meanwhile, have really struggled going forward over the last few years – with the last genuinely world class forward to perform for the club being Robin van Persie.
There does seem to be some merit in a swap deal. Both are top players that appear unhappy in their current situations. Is it likely to happen? Probably not – but it might make sense for all parties, particularly for Arsenal.
Man City and Arsenal fans – what do you think?
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