Mikel Arteta is a perfect James Maddison transfer replacement for Arsenal.
Instead of James Maddison, Arsenal may find it easier to sign a Manchester City player.
Arsenal are having difficulty securing a deal for Leicester midfielder James Maddison, who has stated that he does not want to be sold. Mikel Arteta wants to sign a player like Maddison this summer, and Martin Odegaard is also on his wish list. However, Arteta may be able to fulfill that transfer wish with another player he knows well.
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Pep Guardiola, the manager of Manchester City, said on Friday that Bernardo Silva is one of several players who want to leave this summer.
Silva only started 24 Premier League games last season and appears to be dissatisfied with his playing time at the Etihad.
And the Portugal international could be just what Arsenal needs.
Silva can play in a variety of places and can offer Arteta with the creative midfield he craves.
When City bought Silva from Monaco in 2017, Arteta was Guardiola’s assistant.
Arteta’s greatest season at City was in the 2018-19 season, when he was still with the club.
Silva received the club’s Player of the Season award after scoring seven goals and assisting seven others in the Premier League.
City defeated Arsenal 2-0 at the Emirates in the season’s first game.
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When Silva scored the second goal on that day, City fans saw how Guardiola made a point of celebrating with Arteta in the dugout, implying that the goal was the result of a tactical choice made by the former Arsenal manager.
Arteta has previously assisted Silva in achieving his full potential, and he can do it again at Arsenal.
Silva, and any other player who wants to leave City, is free to do so, according to Guardiola.
“Not just Bernardo, there are two or three, four players that want to go [Man City], but they are our players under contract, and when they bring some offer and want to leave, and his agency comes here, we are open to discussing everything,” Guardiola said on Friday.