Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has ruled out the club moving to sign Sergio Aguero when his contract with Manchester City expires at the end of the season.
There’s really no need to talk overmuch about Aguero; anyone who has been following the Premier League in the last decade will be aware of the quality he possesses, his ruthlessness and a deadly knack for scoring. With 257 goals in 384, he is City’s all-time record scorer, with four league titles, one FA Cup and five League Cup trophies to his name in the 10 years he has spent at the Etihad.
Naturally, there has been a lot of speculation about his future, with Barcelona mentioned as his most probable destination at this point, though nothing has been agreed yet. But former Gunner Paul Merson believes, as he said a few days ago, that should Aguero choose to stay in England, Arsenal would be the perfect fit, and the reasons he gave were his opinion that the way Arsenal play under Mikel Arteta would suit him well, as well as the fact that Arteta and Aguero know each other very well, having worked together for over three years before the Spaniard took over at the Emirates.
However, when asked about the possibility of Aguero joining his team this summer, Arteta ruled the prospect out.
“No, no, no,” Arteta said. “We will see what happens with him in the future.”
Reports claim that Manchester City plan to put up a statue of Aguero outside the Etihad Stadium, and Arteta said it was a nice touch towards a player who has helped change the history of a club, and there’s no arguing the fact that Aguero has certainly done that, but with experienced forwards like Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette already at the club, it wouldn’t seem very wise to have Aguero as well standing in the way of developing the likes of Eddie Nketiah and Gabriel Martinelli.