Arsenal in talks with Man City to sign Aguero as part of Sanchez swap deal

By on August 2, 2017

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According to journalist Graeme Bailey via The Gambling Times, Arsenal and Manchester City are in talks about a stunning swap deal involving Sergio Aguero and Alexis Sanchez.

Our Chilean super star returned to pre-season training yesterday but is believed to have reiterated his desire to leave after refusing to sign a new contract extension.

Sanchez has been linked with a number of clubs but City is reportedly his favoured destination and Pep Guardiola is understood to be keen to link-up with the attacker again having managed him at Barcelona.

Arsene Wenger insists he won’t sell Alexis even if he doesn’t sign a new deal this summer but that resolve could be severely tested if these latest reports are to be believed.

Journalist Graeme Bailey – who’s worked with several newspapers and Sky Sports over the years – has claimed in his column for The Gambling Times that Arsenal and City are in talks about a potential swap deal involving Aguero and Sanchez.

Bailey says Arsenal chiefs asked about Aguero being included in any deal when approached by City for Sanchez and the Citizens are now giving serious consideration to letting the striker leave.

Aguero has been a legend for City but he’s facing the prospect of sitting on the bench this season with Gabriel Jesus favourite to start up front and City pushing hard to sign Sanchez.

Let’s be honest, if Sanchez has made it clear he’s not going to sign a new deal then we need to cash-in and while Wenger understandably doesn’t want to sell to a rival, getting Aguero in return would be a great piece of business.

The Argentinean international is one of the best strikers in Europe and still managed to score 30 goals for City last season despite struggling with injury so he’d be a superb addition to the squad.

I’m not sure what it would mean for Alexandre Lacazette if we did sign Aguero. Perhaps Wenger would change formation to play two up front but we’d make room for Aguero, that’s for sure.

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It’s certainly an interesting situation for Aguero as he’ll have to consider his future if City do sign Alexis so maybe a move to the Emirates would give him the opportunity to prove Guardiola wrong for letting him go.


  1. Martin Usher

    August 2, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    This isn’t going to happen and I feel sorry for any Arsenal fan getting excited about it. I think most City fans would like to see Sanchez sign but if he doesn’t there is always next year at which point Arsenal will be 50 million poorer.

    However if City were to sell Aguero there would be very real upset from the fans. Unlike Sanchez he is very happy at the club and is close to becoming City s all time top goal scorer.Not only that there is absolutely no reason to let him go other than to dig your manager out of a very deep hole. The one hes dug for himself.

  2. Yahaya musa

    August 2, 2017 at 4:36 pm

    with this swap we would at least get some relief.let him go since he is not happy.

  3. bluemooner

    August 2, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    arsenal keep on dreaming in la la land lol

  4. Rustynuts

    August 2, 2017 at 5:43 pm

    The only way Sanchez will sign for City is if they get Aguero as part of the deal, and I pity City fans if they think Sanchez will be sold to to them or any of their PL rivals. The truth is, he won’t be playing for either Arsenal or City this coming season.

    • martin usher

      August 2, 2017 at 7:49 pm

      Your choice £50 million down the pan
      City get him on a free next summer plus can negotiate January
      . Enjoy. Wenger great with other peoples money.

  5. Ogban

    August 2, 2017 at 8:04 pm

    pep would be sack at the end of the season if allow Aguero leave for arsenal…Aguero is an independent of champions

  6. Jacob isaac ramos

    August 2, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    I think aguero should join arsenal and prove pep wrong

  7. John

    August 2, 2017 at 9:17 pm

    If aguero leaves for arsenal then am not going to be part of city fan in entire life, let aguero stay until his current contract expires then he will decide where to go , but not now , i believe he is important and he means alot to mancity

  8. nicolous

    August 2, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    we. will win

  9. nicolous

    August 2, 2017 at 9:29 pm

    will win

  10. Michael

    August 3, 2017 at 4:51 am

    pep is getting crazy the only best striker in epl is aguero you can’t compare him with Sanchez

  11. Sume

    August 3, 2017 at 5:12 am

    If pep allows aguero to go , then he is a spy.I thought pep had learnt his lesson for hart and bravo , but no!!

  12. Zack

    August 3, 2017 at 5:17 am

    Sanchez is a good player. Aguero is better. How can you swap a good player with a better player? Makes no sense for City.

  13. Fahad Issa

    August 3, 2017 at 6:44 am

    Let Hem Go Aguero Is Better Thane Alex

  14. James

    August 3, 2017 at 6:56 am

    Pep you making a wrong step if you allowing the club highest goal scorer of all time as a deal swap for a player like Sanchez who’s just a good player and while Aguero is the best of all time

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    August 3, 2017 at 11:48 am

    Pep will end up ending the season Trophieless like last season. coz how can u exchange Aguero with young Sanchez”

    • kabaye

      August 3, 2017 at 7:35 pm

      aguero is better than sanchez

  17. Obaa kabaye

    August 3, 2017 at 7:59 pm

    I think wenger should just swap Alexis with Aguero its A very good deal for team arsenal .!!!fan of uganda!!!

  18. Chris Paul

    August 3, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    Better than going on free transfer next season

  19. CHIDI

    August 8, 2017 at 1:13 am


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