Pundit Steve Nicol has called Arsenal an inferior club and questioned Ilkay Gundogan’s decision to join Arteta’s team.
This comes after multiple rumors linked the 32-year-old to a move to the Emirates. Gundogan’s contract with City expires in July, and he will leave the Etihad on a free transfer.
With Xhaka likely to go, Arteta is trying to bolster his young squad with some experience. However, Steve Nicol does not comprehend why the German would leave Man City for Arsenal.
He told ESPN:
“I was trying to figure out why would Gundogan leave Manchester City. Why don’t you just take the year? Listen, Gundogan can go back to Germany anytime he wants.”
“That would make more sense [Barcelona move] than going to Arsenal, to be honest. You’re leaving the best team to go to a team that you know is inferior but you’ve got to play against them in the same league.”