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Revealed: Why Man City had “had no other option”on selling Zinchenko and Jesus to Arsenal

Revealed: Why Man City had “had no other option”on selling Zinchenko and Jesus to Arsenal

Manchester City found themselves in a difficult situation this summer when Oleksandr Zinchenko and Gabriel Jesus only wanted to join Arsenal.

This is according to Fabrizio Romano in his exclusive Daily Briefing for CaughtOffside, who is responding to recent claims that Manchester City do not want to sell players to the Gunners after seeing their success this season.

Mikel Arteta’s side has benefited greatly from being able to raid Pep Guardiola’s squad this summer, and they are now five points behind Arsenal in the Premier League title race.

Zinchenko and Jesus are top talents, and it’s understandable that the reigning Premier League champions have some regrets about allowing them both to join the same club.

That’s what Football Insider suggested, adding that City would probably not sell to Arsenal again after seeing how these deals went.

Romano says he isn’t aware of any internal decision on this yet, but he also defended City because they needed to raise funds for their summer signings, and the players in question refused to leave.

“I’m told nothing has been decided internally on this; but of course, after Gabriel and Zinchenko performances, it’s quite normal that they don’t want to keep selling players to the same club,” Romano explained.

“On the other hand, I think it was no mistake to sell them to Arsenal as they needed fresh money to invest on Haaland, Phillips, Akanji and Zinchenko/Gabriel only wanted to join Arsenal, so they had no other option.”

Arsenal supporters will be relieved that the Emirates Stadium was such an appealing option for these players, and they will hope that the pair can continue to shine for Arteta’s side after the World Cup concludes and the club season resumes.

Revealed: Why Man City had “had no other option”on selling Zinchenko and Jesus to Arsenal

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