Manchester City could make a raid on Arsenal’s midfield. Mikel Arteta, Aaron Ramsey and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are the names being looked at by the club.
According to Football Insider, incoming manager Pep Guardiola is concerned about meeting the Premier League’s rules regarding home-grown players in first team squads. Therefore, luring in the Arsenal trio would help the Citizens greatly in this regard.
While Ramsey and Chamberlain are being targeted to add to Guardiola’s squad, Arteta is more likely to join City’s coaching staff under his Spanish friend if he hangs up his playing boots at the end of the season.
Ramsey signed a new five-year-deal in March 2014, earning £110,000-a-week. However, he has been linked with a move to the Etihad before, as he has found himself playing out of position by Arsene Wenger, who has played the central midfielder on the wing more often than not. Meaning the Wales international has failed to live up to the Gunners’ high expectations.
Oxlade-Chamberlain has been unable to force his way into Wenger’s starting lineup after joining Arsenal in 2011 from Southampton on a £10.35 million transfer. The 22-year-old has also been linked to Chelsea and West Ham.