Manchester City and Arsenal have a bit of a transfer history since the arrival of vast swathes of cash to the blue half of the North West city. Through the years big names such as Emmanuel Adebayor and Samir Nasri have swapped the Emirates for the Etihad, and recent reports suggest that Hector Bellerin could board the Gunners to Citizens express fairly soon.
Although Arsenal are loathe to lose their right-back, it’s understood that the player himself is tempted by the idea of linking up with Pep Guardiola in Manchester, with both men products of the Barcelona school of football.
And as the stats, from OuLaLa show, Man City should be doing everything within their power to land the Arsenal man, who completely destroys their current option, Bacary Sagna, in terms of numbers. In five of the big seven areas for full-backs, the Spaniard comes out better than his adversary, with his take-on success rate of 66% particularly noteworthy.
Forget Paul Pogba, Bellerin could be the finest arrival in Manchester this summer if City can pull off a deal.