Arsenal plot sensational move for Premier League star

By Mark Peters IN General,Premier League,Transfers - 08:59 Jun 27th 2017

The fact that Arsene Wenger has signed a new two-year contract suggests that he is confident that Arsenal can challenge for major silverware in the next couple of seasons, though most pundits would agree that they are still two or three world-class players short.

Unless he signs on the dotted line, Alexis Sanchez will become a free agent next summer, so the Gunners may be forced to cash in on the Chile international if they cannot persuade him to stay.

There is a potential silver lining to this story, however, with reports in the Daily Star suggesting that discussions have been held with Manchester City over the possibility of doing a swap deal involving Sergio Aguero.

SERGIO AGUERO

The diminutive Argentinian needs no introduction to English audiences, having firmly established himself as one of the best players in the Premier League since arriving on these shores back in 2011.

In fact, in his six full top-flight campaigns for the Citizens, the 29-year-old has reached the 20-goal mark on no fewer than four occasions, scoring at a rate of roughly two goals every three games:

Sergio Aguero
POS: FWDAGE: 29Y 0M
HEIGHT: 5FT 8INWEIGHT: 11ST 0LB
GAMES
ASSISTS
GOALS
11/12
Man City
34
10
23
12/13
Man City
30
3
12
13/14
Man City
23
5
17
14/15
Man City
33
8
26
15/16
Man City
30
2
24
16/17
Man City
31
3
20
TOTAL
181
31
122

For reasons known only to himself, Pep Guardiola does not appear to be the biggest fan of the ex-Atletico Madrid forward, so he may well be willing to let him leave.

Although losing Sanchez to a Premier League rival would be far from ideal, it should be noted that Aguero has been directly involved in 49 top-flight goals to the Chilean’s 51 over the course of the last couple of seasons, despite playing significantly less:

Alexis
Sanchez
versusSergio
Aguero
FWDPOSITIONFWD
28Y 6MAGE29Y 0M
5FT 7INHEIGHT5FT 8IN
9ST 10LBWEIGHT11ST 10LB
 
PL | ARS | | MCI | PL
08/15 - 06/1708/15 - 06/17
64
STARTS
53
5685
MINS
PLAYED
4695
37
GOALS
44
14
ASSISTS
5
14
OPENING
GOALS
11
13
WINNING
GOALS
12
15
HOME
GOALS
20
22
AWAY
GOALS
24
5
HEADED
GOALS
6
L
4
R
25
GOALS
R/L FOOT
L
6
R
31
154
MINS
PER GOAL
107
5
TOTAL
6

The Manchester City player is also more of a natural centre-forward, so he could be just the man that Arsenal need to finish off their excellent approach work.

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