Arsene Wenger keen on Etihad Stadium striker.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is reportedly interested in young Man City striker John Guidetti, who has been in phenomenal form whilst out on loan in Holland with Feyenoord. The young Swedish Under 21 international has netted 17 goals in 15 Eredivisie matches but could still struggle to make an impact at the Etihad Stadium given the international stars ahead of him in Roberto Mancini’s pecking order.
19 year Guidetti moved to Man City in 2008 and after impressing in the reserves notched up his one and only first team appearance in a Carling Cup game with West Brom in September 2010 before being sent out on loan to Burnley. The Stockholm born teenager did well during a North American pre-season tour but was sent out to Feyenoord where he has been in sparkling form.
Mancini saw Daniel Sturridge push for a Man City exit after he similarly struggled to make an impact at the club, his move to Chelsea has proved most successful for the England international and Guidetti may well feel his future lies elsewhere.
With the likes of Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko and Mario Balotelli scoring with regularity, and perhaps more importantly all being under the age of 26, John Guidetti knows he has his work cut out trying to get noticed at Man City and given Arsene Wenger’s reputation for trusting to youth a move to the Emirates Stadium may prove very tempting.
Arsenal could well do with new attacking options as currently the North London club rely far too heavily on Robin Van Persie for firepower, with the likes of Marouane Chamakh and Gervinho struggling to regularly find the back of the net and South Korean international Park Chu-Young being trusted with just one sub appearances in the Premier League action since his move from Monaco.
Though Guidetti may well not be ready for a regular spot in the English top tier his performances in Holland have shown that the young Swede has a great deal of potential and Wenger is keen to see that potential fulfilled at the Emirates Stadium but it may prove tricky to persuade Mancini to sell to a Premier League rival.