Arsene Wenger hopes to bring Etihad Stadium teenager to the Emirates.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is reportedly scouting Man City youngster John Guidetti as he continues his good run of form on loan at Feyenoord. The young Swedish striker has been a big success since his move to the Eredivisie in the summer, netting 11 goals in 12 games and now the Gunners manager is said to be considering a bid to sign the 19 year old.
Given that Roberto Mancini’s Etihad Stadium first team squad is jam packed with striking options, and perhaps most importantly relatively young international level stars, Wenger may feel he has a chance of luring the Swedish Under 21 international to North London in a similar manner to which Chelsea snapped up young England attacker Daniel Sturridge 18 months ago.
Guidetti moved to Man City three years ago and the Stockholm born starlet has since made just one appearance for the first team, coming in a Carling Cup defeat to West Brom in September 2010.
Man City have a plethora of effective attacking options that include in form strikers Sergio Aguero, Mario Balotelli and Edin Dzeko, all of whom are under the age of 25. Therefore Guidetti may feel, as Sturridge did before him, that first team chances may well be greatly restricted and that a move elsewhere would be in the best interest of his long term career prospects.
The fact that Arsene Wenger is known for trusting to youth and the North London sides apparent lack of striking talent may well lead to the Man City man warming to the idea of a move to Arsenal. Guidetti has three years left to run on his current deal so unlike Sturridge will not be able to leave on a deal decided by a tribunal, which occurred in the Chelsea man’s case as his contract had run out.
Therefore it would be for Arsenal to come forward with a summer bid they felt would tempt Man City into selling the young striker.