Emirates Stadium boss look to snap up Etihad Stadium full back.
Wayne Bridge has emerged as Arsene Wenger’s top target to cover the problematic left-back position following the news of Kieran Gibbs’ injury set-back.
Arsenal have been forced into fielding a makeshift back line in recent games with Gibbs joining Andre Santos, Carl Jenkinson and Bacary Sagna on the Gunners’ defensive injury list.
Former England international Bridge has been told he can leave Manchester City whenever he wants and could make a loan return to London, seven months after completing six-month spell with West Ham.
SOURCE: Daily Mail
Arsene Wenger finds himself in something of an injury crisis and news of Kieran Gibbs’ continued absence has led him to show an interest in experienced former England regular Wayne Bridge, and it’s a move, if successful, that makes a great deal of sense.
The 31 year old former Southampton and Chelsea man is in danger of becoming more well known for his personal life than his on field abilities and with his first team chances at Man City seemingly severely restricted a move to North London will surely be of interest.
Roberto Mancini may well be open to such a deal as the City boss may not see Arsenal as title challengers, which is a fair assumption given the 12 point gap between the two sides, and clearly has little or no use for the left back.
Bridge had an up and down time of it on loan at West Ham last term and has thus far played just 78 minutes of first team football, that coming in a Carling Cup win over Birmingham City.