Arsenal Trying to Sign ‘Outstanding’ Midfielder to Replace Outgoing Star

Ilkay Gungodan lifts the Premier League trophy for Manchester City

Following Manchester City’s triumphant third consecutive Premier League title win, Arsenal has set their sights on signing their captain Ilkay Gundogan, according to David Ornstein. With the potential departure of Granit Xhaka, Gunners manager Mikel Arteta sees the 32-year-old midfielder as a suitable replacement.

Arsenal Looking To Add Ilkay Gundogan to Their Midfield

Arsenal’s Interest in Ilkay Gundogan

The North London side is keen on bolstering their midfield options, and their attention has turned to Gundogan. The German international has been an instrumental figure in the Citizens’ success, showcasing his technical prowess, vision, and goal-scoring ability.

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His experience and leadership qualities make him an attractive target for the Gunners as they seek to strengthen their squad.

Potential Replacement for Xhaka

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With Xhaka’s impending departure from the club, Arteta views the 32-year-old as an ideal replacement in midfield. The Swiss international has been an influential figure for Arsenal, but the club is preparing for the possibility of his exit. Gundogan’s similar skill set and style of play could seamlessly integrate into the Spaniard’s tactical system, providing a valuable presence in midfield.

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Hailed as an ‘outstanding’ player by Manchester United legend Roy Keane, Gundogan is also capable of making runs inside the box and scoring timely goals. In addition to his on-field influence, the German would be an invaluable mentor to the club’s budding young stars.

Manchester City’s Desire to Retain Ilkay Gundogan

Despite Arsenal’s interest, the Manchester side is determined to keep hold of their captain. According to Ornstein, fresh attempts will be made to convince him to remain at the club, as he has been an integral part of their success in recent seasons. City recognizes the importance of Gundogan’s contributions on and off the field, and they will make a concerted effort to extend his contract and secure his long-term commitment.

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As the Gunners look to strengthen their squad for the upcoming season, their pursuit of  the veteran further showcases their ambition to acquire top-quality players. Whether Arsenal can successfully secure his signature or Manchester City convinces him to stay, the midfielder’s potential transfer adds an intriguing storyline to the summer transfer window.