Gyokeres Arsenal, Paqueta Man City

Chelsea target in 'tense' situation

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I’m really looking forward to today’s big game between Manchester City and Arsenal. These two fantastic teams look sure to be among the main title contenders this season, and it’s going to be fascinating to see who can come out on top at the Etihad Stadium later this afternoon.

Personally, I’ve always seen City as favourites for the title, but I’m sure Arsenal and Liverpool will fight until the end, it’s not over in any case. The key of the game in my opinion will be how Arsenal will be able to limit the creativity of Kevin De Bruyne and Phil Foden, they always make the difference in big games; Liverpool have been able to do that, now it’s up to the Gunners to show they can do the same.

Staying with Arsenal, we’re again seeing rumours about interest in signing Viktor Gyokeres. My understanding remains that Arsenal have not opened concrete talks for any striker, but as I said many times Gyokeres for sure is one of the options in the list as they have spent months in attendance with their scouts in Portugal to follow the Sweden international’s progress.

Still, at the moment, there are no talks or concrete negotiations as Arsenal want to take their time before deciding who’s the player they will sign up front.

As for City, there are fresh links with West Ham star Lucas Paqueta, and it’s true he remains appreciated by City. He was first linked last summer and he’s always been super appreciated by City. But at the moment there is nothing new in terms of contacts or talks, as City never start talks so early and also they want to understand what’s going to happen with some players at the club like De Bruyne, his future will be discussed in the summer. But for sure, City’s appreciation for Paqueta remains.

Luis Enrique has spoken in recent hours about Kylian Mbappe, suggesting that the French superstar could still change his mind about leaving Paris Saint-Germain at the end of his contract this summer.

PSG play Marseille in Le Classique tonight, and Enrique questioned if it would definitely be Mbappe’s last appearance in this famous fixture, pointing out that the player has still not announced anything, so why couldn’t he change his mind?

Kylian Mbappe…

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