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Arsenal fans react as Jamie Redknapp suggests Manchester City player for Gunners

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Arsenal fans react as Jamie Redknapp suggests Manchester City player for Gunners

Jamie Redknapp has claimed in his Daily Mail column that Arsenal should consider a move to sign Manchester City defender John Stones this summer – and Gunners fans have responded on Twitter.

Stones, 26, has endured a difficult season at Manchester City with the England international being overlooked by Pep Guardiola on a number of occasions. The former Everton man has played just 22 times in all competitions.

A 39-time England international, Stones cost Manchester City a whopping £47.5million (BBC) when they signed him from Everton in 2016. He has since played 131 times but it now appears that he could be about to depart.

With Arsenal’s defensive rearguard struggling over the weekend, Redknapp suggested that Arsenal should consider a move for Stones and suggested that Gunners manager Mikel Arteta could rejuvenate the England ace’s career.

“The spotlight has been on him since he was signed from Everton for £47.5million so his errors always catch attention,” Redknapp said. “But Stones is still only 26 — the same age Van Dijk was when he joined Liverpool.

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“He is young enough to mould, but has only started once in the league under Pep Guardiola since January. Arsenal need a centre back, and Mikel Arteta knows Stones from his City days. That could be a good fit.”

Arsenal have recently confirmed a new one-year deal for David Luiz, while handing Pablo Mari a permanent four-year deal to stay at the club – having initially joined the Gunners on loan from Brazilian side Flamengo.

Arsenal fans have reacted on Twitter to the news that Redknapp has suggested Arsenal could be a good fit for Stones, and many supporters have slammed the Sky Sports pundit – with a better centre-back seemingly wanted.

Some, though, think Stones could be a good addition.

 

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