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Manchester City Interested In This Robust England International: Should Pep Go For Him?

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Abhishek Majumdar
Editor in Chief of The 4th Official. A man in his thirties who worries about the nuances of the financial aspects of football and how it will impact the game in the long term.

Manchester City have been under increasing pressure to perform well in the next season, having finished the last one in an unsatisfactory manner given their high standards. The Citizens have failed to secure any silverware in the last term and are eyeing to bring in players who will help them turn the table this time around.

Manchester City have already made their presence felt in the transfer market this summer and have bagged two of the finest talents in European football in the current situation in the form of Portuguese midfield sensation Bernardo Silva from French Ligue 1 champions Monaco and the Brazilian shot-stopper Ederson from Portuguese Primeira Liga champions of the recently concluded season, Benfica. Pep Guardiola, the current man in charge at the Etihad Stadium, however, is entitled to spend big in the transfer market this summer and bring quite a few players to revamp his squad in the next season.

One of the names on the top of the priority list for the Citizens is that of the English midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who has been playing as a wing back in the last season for his club Arsenal. However, the player is more inclined to play a central role in the midfield and is looking for the opportunity to play as a proper midfielder as he does for his National team.

Manchester City have been having their own problems in the midfield in the last season, not been able to get the most out of their star players like Kevin De Bruyne, Frenandinho and Yaya Toure, which let them down to some extent in terms of results. Now Guardiola is looking forward to bring in a player who can add some stability to their midfield, and the perfect candidate to fit his bill in the current situation is the Arsenal midfielder, Oxlade Chamberlain.

Popular by the name of “Ox” among the fans of the North London club, owing to his robust physique and strong presence on the pitch, the English international has been playing for his current club since 2011 and has his contract running until the end of the next season. He started off his career with the Gunners as a right winger but has been shifted to the right wing back position to enable him to play a very important part in stabilising the defence with the team playing with a 3-4-3 in the recently concluded season.

With his ability to play in the central midfield on a regular basis, the English midfield can be a good addition to Manchester City.

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