Merson claims Arsenal would be a ‘good choice’ for Aguero

Date published: Wednesday 31st March 2021 11:05 - Joe Williams

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Paul Merson thinks Arsenal would represent a “good choice” for Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero if he wants to remain in England next season.

Aguero announced on Monday that he would be leaving the Etihad Stadium in the summer when his current contract runs out.

It will bring to an end a glorious ten years at City for the Argentina striker, who will go down as a legend and the best striker the club has ever had.

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Aguero has scored 257 goals in 384 appearances for the club, winning four Premier League titles, an FA Cup and five League Cups.

When asked what was next for Aguero, Merson told Sky Sports: “There won’t be many clubs who wouldn’t want a player of Aguero’s stature.

“However, clubs will be looking at his injury record and at their wage bills. It will also come down to Aguero too because he’ll have to be in a team that creates chances. If you are not getting in and around the opponent’s penalty area too often, then it would be difficult to have Aguero in your team.

“He’s not getting the ball on the halfway line and beating three players anymore. That’s not his game anymore. We’ve seen some special goals from him where he’s scored from nothing, but he’s had injuries and is getting on a bit, so I don’t see that happening too often anymore.

“It’s an important decision for him picking who he plays for next season.”


Barcelona have already been very heavily linked with Aguero but Merson reckons Arsenal represent an interesting option if he wants to stay in England.

Merson added: “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.

“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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