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Revealed: What Manchester City think of their player sales to Arsenal from last summer

Freddie Pye

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Revealed: What Manchester City think of their player sales to Arsenal from last summer

A new report has revealed what Manchester City officials now think of their transfer business with Arsenal from last summer.

The most recent summer market was one of significant change at the home of the Premier League champions.

While arrivals at Manchester City stole the limelight given the excitement around their transfers, various exits were as important and spoken about within the fanbase.

Bringing an end to a seven-year stay at the Etihad Stadium, Raheem Sterling joined Chelsea.

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Many had felt at the time that the England international had come full cycle in regards to his achievements with the club, and that his move to Stamford Bridge was welcomed by all those involved.

Elsewhere, Fernandinho brought an end to a nine-year stay with the club, rejoining Athletico Paranaense - the Brazilian side where his professional career had started.

Fernandinho was club captain in his final season at Manchester City ( Sharon Dobson / Alamy)
Fernandinho was club captain in his final season at Manchester City ( Sharon Dobson / Alamy)

However, it was Arsenal where the most transfer business occurred, with Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko both making the move south in high-profile, big-money moves.

According to the information of Fabrizio Romano, there are 'no regrets' within the Etihad Stadium concerning Manchester City's player sales to Arsenal last summer.

Gabriel Jesus has made a strong start to life at Arsenal (Image: Alamy)
Gabriel Jesus has made a strong start to life at Arsenal (Image: Alamy)

It is further revealed that both Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko did not want to go to any other club other than the Gunners.

As for the view from Manchester City, Romano states that officials within the Etihad Stadium needed to allow such sales to go through to help them with the signings of Erling Haaland, Kalvin Phillips and Manuel Akanji.

While further exits are expected in the Manchester City first-team next summer, arrivals are once again set to take centre stage.

Although the two are likely to be connected, one position that is set to be targeted regardless is full-back.

City and Pep Guardiola have often been stretched at left-back, with the Catalan coach known to convert midfielders into the position, with the likes of Oleksandr Zinchenko and Fabian Delph making the move in recent seasons.

Fabian Delph, Manchester City.
Fabian Delph, Manchester City.

At present, possible targets for Manchester City at full-back have not been reported, but updates can be expected across the course of the coming months.

Additionally, the club are looking into the feasibility of signing Borussia Dortmund's Jude Bellingham - which may be a required change should either Ilkay Gundogan or Bernardo Silva call an end to their time with the club next summer.

Featured Image Credit: PA Images / Alamy

Topics: Oleksandr Zinchenko, Gabriel Jesus, Manchester City, Manchester City Transfer News & Rumours, Arsenal, Fabrizio Romano, Premier League, Football, Transfers

Freddie Pye
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