According to the Daily Star, Arsenal are reportedly ready to bid £30m for Manchester City striker, Wilfried Bony.

The 27-year-old only signed from Swansea City in January 2015 but hasn’t lived up to the reputation he’d built for himself in Wales. During his two seasons with the Swans he racked up 26 goals in 54 matches (eight assists) and was a formidable opponent, although he only ever scored one goal against Arsenal.

During his year-and-a-half at City, Bony has appeared 36 times in the Premier League, usually as a substitute, and scored six goals.

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Manchester City’s Wilfried Bony controls the ball during the 2016 International Champions Cup football match between Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund in Shenzhen, south China’s Guangdong province on July 28, 2016. (WANG ZHAO/AFP/Getty Images)

It could be argued that his lack of time on the pitch has had an impact on his effectiveness in front of goal. Most goalscorers more or less constantly need to play regular football in order to keep them at their best and if they’re only getting five minutes here or a cup game there, it’s understandable that they would be less clinical.

Are Arsenal interested? I highly doubt it. There are far better options out there. Plus, although Pep Guardiola has said hinted that Bony could be leaving by claiming he’s a City player “at the moment”, I really don’t think he’d start his career at his new club by selling to rivals.

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