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 ‘Phenomenal’ PL midfielder rejects Arsenal’s ‘powerful’ offer, he’s agreed to join another club now

 ‘Phenomenal’ PL midfielder rejects Arsenal’s ‘powerful’ offer, he’s agreed to join another club now

According to reports, Arsenal has made a strong proposal to acquire Ilkay Gundogan from Manchester City in the upcoming transfer window. However, it appears that the German midfielder has decided to join Barcelona instead.

 This transfer window holds significant importance for Arsenal as they aim to narrow the distance between themselves and Pep Guardiola’s team.

 Mikel Arteta has prioritized strengthening the central midfield position, and although they have been linked with several players, it seems that Arsenal might not be successful in securing Gundogan’s services, as per Sport’s claims.


Ilkay Gundogan agrees to join Barcelona instead of Arsenal

Since his move from Borussia Dortmund to Manchester City in 2016, Ilkay Gundogan has established himself as an exceptional player in English football. 

He has played a pivotal role in City’s success, contributing to their five Premier League title victories. Gundogan’s performances have earned him a reputation as one of the finest midfielders in both England and Europe.

With less than a month remaining on his contract, there has been uncertainty surrounding Gundogan’s future. Manchester City has been eager to retain his services, but Arsenal and Barcelona have emerged as potential destinations, generating significant speculation and interest.

According to Sport, it is being asserted that a deal between Ilkay Gundogan and Barcelona is nearly finalized. The German midfielder has allegedly agreed to a three-year contract at Camp Nou, with Barcelona expressing full satisfaction with the agreement.

The report also states that Manchester City made a persistent effort to retain Gundogan, while Arsenal presented a substantial financial offer in their attempt to persuade him to join their club at the Emirates Stadium. Unfortunately for both teams, Gundogan turned down their proposals and has supposedly made a firm decision to move to Spain.

It appears that Arsenal’s strategy for the upcoming transfer window involves signing at least two new midfielders. With an existing shortage of options in the midfield, the departure of Granit Xhaka, who is expected to join Bayer Leverkusen soon, would further deplete their resources in that area.

Given the circumstances, it becomes crucial for Arsenal to secure the services of two dependable midfielders. Ilkay Gundogan would have been an ideal addition, as he possesses exceptional skills, extensive experience, and a style of play that aligns well with Mikel Arteta’s system.

Unfortunately for Arsenal, it seems that Gundogan is no longer a viable option for them, and they will need to explore alternative targets to strengthen their midfield.

 ‘Phenomenal’ PL midfielder rejects Arsenal’s ‘powerful’ offer, he’s agreed to join another club now