Arsenal are searching for a shock swoop to deliver Ilkay Gundogan from Manchester Metropolis to north London.

Gundogan, who was Pep Guardiola’s first signing in English soccer, has simply captained Manchester Metropolis to a fifth title in six years – however is but to commit his future to the Eastlands outfit. The German is out of contract this summer season and at 32 years outdated, is at a crossroads in his profession.

However Arsenal have a latest historical past of poaching Metropolis stars from Guardiola, having introduced in Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko final summer season to help their shock title run this time period. Now, they might repeat the trick with Gundogan. 

Arsenal are not any strangers to signing Metropolis stars (Picture credit score: Getty Photographs)

The Athletic are reporting that there’s “concrete curiosity” in Gundogan from Gunners boss Mikel Arteta, who labored with the midfielder throughout his stint as a training assistant beneath Guardiola.