Arsenal are set to make a £30 million bid for Manchester City striker Wilfried Bony according to the Daily Star.
Per the source, Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has given the green light to go ahead with making a bid for the Ivory Coast international.
The powerful striker was left out of the squad when Manchester City lost 3-2 against Arsenal on Sunday in a pre-season friendly in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Bony registered a remarkable 31 goals in 30 appearances in his final Eredivisie season with Vitesse Arnhem, before hitting 17 in his first EPL season in South Wales.
After establishing himself as a dangerous Premier League marksman with Swansea City, it hasn’t quite worked out for Bony since his move to Manchester, as he has scored just six goals in 36 appearances.
The 27-year-old has scored just four goals in 26 league appearances this season—of which only 13 have been starts—and has seen himself usurped by Nigerian wonderkid Kelechi Iheanacho as backup to first-choice centre-forward Sergio Aguero.
Not only has Bony been outperformed by his current teammates, his stats are also vastly inferior to Olivier Giroud – the striker Arsenal are seemingly trying to improve upon! Madness.
Last two Premier League seasons
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— Robert Summerscales (@robsummerscales) August 10, 2016
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