BBC pundit: Aguero to Arsenal in Jan ‘wouldn’t surprise me’

Date published: Tuesday 26th September 2017 1:06

Sergio Aguero swapping Manchester City for Arsenal in January would come as no surprise to BBC commentator Jonathan Pearce.

He made the suggestion following Arsenal’s 2-0 victory over West Brom on Monday night, which moved the Gunners up to seventh in the Premier League table.

Alexis Sanchez was heavily linked with a move to City in the summer transfer window with a potential swap deal for Raheem Sterling or Aguero rumoured.

However, no move materialised and Sanchez stayed at the Gunners, while both Sterling and Aguero have begun the season on fire for Pep Guardiola’s side.

During a conversation on BBC Radio 5 Live with pundits Martin Keown and Mark Chapman, Pearce insisted that he wouldn’t be slightly surprised to see Sanchez and Aguero swap in January.

“Am I the only one here that thinks Aguero has been working hard for Manchester City over the years? He’s going to break the club’s scoring record,” Pearce said.

“I think he’s a phenomenal worker, I think he’s joined in, he works hard in the box, and I think this is another chip at him.

“I don’t think it’s a marriage made in heaven, this – Aguero and Pep [Guardiola] – I really don’t.

“This [criticism of work-rate] has happened too often.

“I think Sergio Aguero is a sensational player. One of the best I’ve ever seen.

“He [Guardiola] still wants Sanchez, that could happen in January. Highly probable that will happen in January.

“And it wouldn’t surprise me at all if Aguero comes here [Arsenal].

“It was mooted in the summer, wouldn’t surprise me at all.”

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