Arsenal are now unlikely to see Manchester City deal with them again in the upcoming transfer windows following the deals made over the summer.
This has been suggested by the reliable transfer guru Fabrizio Romano who has been speaking to Caught Offside about the speculation surrounding the two clubs.
Reports have suggested Pep Guardiola’s side will now not sell any more first-team players to the Gunners after seeing the success of Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko so far.
The Gunners have gone into this World Cup break on the back of a stunning start to the campaign which sees them sitting five points clear of City at the top of the table.
However, Romano has claimed there has been no official decision made on the reported U-turn from City but it would only be natural for City to feel that way:
“I’m aware there’s been some interesting speculation about Manchester City not wanting to sell players to Arsenal anymore after the success they’ve had since Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko joined in the summer.
I’m told nothing has been decided internally on this; but of course, after Gabriel and Zinchenko performances, it’s quite normal that they don’t want to keep selling players to the same club.”
TIF Thoughts on Romano’s comments…
Whether or not a decision has been made yet at the Etihad Stadium, we simply cannot see how City could do business with Arsenal again.
Do you expect City to stop selling to Arsenal?
The Gunners have now propelled themselves into the title race and it would be a ludicrous decision if City were to sell players to them again in the future on this basis.
Arsenal now have to be viewed as rivals – for the title – and we would not have expected to see City sell players to Liverpool during their recent battles over the last few years, so why would they continue to sell to Arsenal?