Rumours this week suggest that Manchester City are now set against selling players to Arsenal, following the success of Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko in helping the Gunners to the top of the Premier League table.
Addressing these reports, Fabrizio Romano said that he’s heard nothing has been decided on that front, but it wouldn’t be surprising if City didn’t want to keep selling players to the same club.
Romano adds that the Manchester club didn’t have any other option in the summer, as they needed money for their own signings and Jesus and Zinchenko both only wanted to join Arsenal.
Reports over the summer suggested Jesus had other options, from Real Madrid, to Chelsea, to Tottenham Hotspur, whilst at least three other Premier League clubs were interested in signing Zinchenko.
But it seems the two players made their feelings known, ensuring they could join the club of their choosing.
It’s all worked out very well so far. Jesus has become a key player for his new team, with 10 Premier League goal contributions in 14 games so far.
More than that, Jesus’ all-around performances have been excellent and have helped others to shine, even if he could be finishing his own chances a bit more often.
Zinchenko has made himself a starter when fit, though he hasn’t been fit as often as he would’ve liked in recent months. The World Cup break will offer him an opportunity to get himself healthy and ready for the rest of the campaign.
Arsenal will be grateful to the duo for ensuring they made the move to London, whereas they can both be thankful to Arsenal for offering them an important role at a club currently on the up.