Arsenal urged to sign ex-Liverpool star Sadio Mane

By on June 14, 2023


Former striker turned pundit Dean Saunders has tipped Arsenal to sign Bayern Munich forward Sadio Mane in order to lift the Premier League title next season.

After winning everything with Liverpool, the 31-year-old opted to leave the Reds and join the Bavarian club in a £27m deal last summer. However, the move hasn’t panned out for the African as he struggled to find regular game-time in his debut campaign at the Allianz Arena.

So, speculation surrounding his future continues to grow ahead of the summer window and it has been suggested that Bayern are unhappy with Mane following his bust-up with Leroy Sane after the Champions League defeat against Manchester City so they are ready to cash-in on him.

Speaking to talkSport, Saunders has said that Mane is a great player and can play anywhere across the front line. So, he would be an excellent acquisition for Arsenal and the 31-year-old might guide the Gunners to the Premier League title if they decide to purchase him this summer.

Saunders said:

“I have got one for you, he might win you (Arsenal) the league. Mane. What a signing would that be! He plays anywhere. He plays down the middle.”

Mane to Arsenal

It has been suggested that Arsenal are planning to strengthen their attacking department in the upcoming transfer window to challenge on all fronts from next season. Several players have been linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium over the last few months with Dusan Vlahovic, Rasmus Hojlund and Nico Williams being among them. But, Mane hasn’t emerged as a potential target.

Therefore, it remains to be seen whether Arsenal change their minds over the coming weeks and decide to make a concrete approach to sign Mane if he eventually leaves Bayern Munich.

The Senegal international – valued at around £38m by Transfermarkt – still has two years left in his current contract. So, Thomas Tuchel’s side are expected to demand a big fee to let their star man leave this summer.

Mane is a versatile forward and would certainly strengthen Arsenal’s attack should they opt to lure him to the Emirates Stadium. However, given the forward has already entered his 30s and struggling to showcase his best in recent times, I believe the North London club would be better off exploring other options to strengthen their attack.