Aguero backed to join Arsenal this summer: ‘They’d be a good choice’

That will bring to an end a hugely successful decade-long stint for the Argentine at City in which he netted the iconic goal that ended their 44-year title wait and became the club’s record scorer.

Aguero has notched 257 times in 384 appearances across all competitions since arriving from Atletico Madrid in a then club-record transfer in 2011, winning four Premier League titles, the FA Cup, five League Cups and three Community Shields, with more silverware looking set to follow this term with Pep Guardiola’s dominant top-flight leaders still fighting for glory on four fronts in 2020/21.

A return to Atletico has been rumoured as well as moves to the likes of Juventus, Barcelona, Inter Milan, Paris Saint-Germain and the MLS, while Chelsea and Manchester United have even been suggested as potential suitors if Aguero – who has only scored three times in 14 appearances during a difficult campaign to date – does remain in England.

However, Merson – citing a familiarity with the manager, who worked under Guardiola as an assistant for three years – believes Arsenal would best fit the bill in that situation, with Mikel Arteta’s side having found a regular source of goals frequently difficult to come by during an oft-frustrating season that sees them sit ninth and nine points adrift of the top four with only nine matches to left to play.

Sergio Aguero will leave Manchester City this summer after 10 years

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“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,” Merson said on Sky Sports, also backing City to sign one of Erling Haaland, Harry Kane or Kylian Mbappe as Aguero’s replacement.

“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.

“But if does he go abroad where the intensity is not as hard as it is in England? He could go somewhere with a different climate and where the games are not as intense as they are in the Premier League.

“That could help with his injury problems as he moves into the latter stages of his career. It’s an important move for Aguero as he moves into the final stage of a glittering career.”

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