Paul Merson has told Sky Sports that Arsenal would be a good fit for Sergio Aguero following the announcement that he will leave Manchester City in the summer.
Aguero will go down as one of the finest Premier League strikers of all-time. But his illustrious spell with the Cityzens will come to an end once this campaign concludes.
Understandably, there is already a lot of intrigue surrounding what the future holds for the Argentinian. He has been less influential in recent months, but at 32, there is no reason why he cannot continue playing for some time yet.
And Merson suggested that, if he is willing to stay in the Premier League, he should be open to reuniting with Mikel Arteta in North London.
“Will he stay in England or will his next move be abroad? If he stays in England, I think Arsenal would suit the style he would be looking for. They’d be a good choice,” he told Sky Sports.
“Mikel Arteta was at Manchester City and the way Arsenal play; they get around the box and they do create a lot of opportunities. Arsenal do tick that box for Aguero.”
It does appear that Aguero is willing to consider joining another English club. The Times reported earlier this month that he would be open to signing for a top flight rival.
Some Arsenal fans reacted to that report by suggesting that the Gunners should make a move. Admittedly, there were also some who were less convinced by the idea.
Even as a free agent, Aguero will not come cheap. The Sun reported that he is currently earning £260,000-a-week. Even if he is willing to take a substantial pay-cut, he is still going to be on a huge wage.
And given that he has played so little this term, you could understand if some sides were reluctant to make an offer.