Emirates boss set to make move for former favourite’s adopted son.
ARSENE WENGER is ready to rescue Shaun Wright-Phillips from his misery at Manchester City.
The tricky winger has failed to land a regular starting place under Roberto Mancini at Eastlands.
Now Mancini is ready to let him leave and Arsenal boss Wenger wants to snap him up in a cut-price £5million deal.
Wright-Phillips returned to City for his second spell with the club in an £8.5m deal from Chelsea in August 2008. He signed a four-year deal worth £60,000 a week but that was before the big money started being spent by new owner Sheikh Mansour.
Wright-Phillips has since been at odds with manager Mancini on the training ground and publicly complained about the club not offering him better terms on his contract.
He has started just seven games since Mancini took charge in December and has been substituted in six of those. (The Sun)
On the face of it this seems like a relatively sensible potential move that may or may not have any basis in reality but the obvious response from Gunners fans must be “if SWP can’t get in Man City’s starting eleven then why would he get into ours?”.
The former Chelsea winger has been linked with a move to Arsenal a few times but its a deal that never really appeared to gather pace but now the 28 year old has been frozen out by Roberto Mancini one would imagine the England man would jump at the chance of such a move.
Would Wenger make the move? Well perhaps he would, he may feel the injection of more experience can only be a good thing as would the fact he is a ‘homegrown’ player but there are probably more pressing areas of the team that need rebuilding than the attacking midfield roles.