How Arsenal could replicate their successful Oleksandr Zinchenko transfer strategy

The Gunners may be in the hunt for Joao Cancelo this summer, and it could be a match made in heaven. The Manchester City star, currently on loan at Bayern Munich, has been linked to Arsenal and journalist Dean Jones has given his thoughts on the situation, noting the potential benefits of the deal.

Cancelo, who can play on either flank and even in the inverted wing-back role, has extensive experience in Europe and has won two Premier League titles and one Scudetto. With over 50 Champions League appearances under his belt, he could be exactly what Arsenal need to make a splash in the competition next season.

What’s more, his all-round defensive and attacking abilities make him an excellent fit for Mikel Arteta’s system, and his former colleagues at City have praised him as “sensational” and “a special talent”. He even ranks inside the top 4% for key passing, dribbling, and shooting, compared to his positional peers across Europe.

If Edu Gaspar manages to pull off a deal for Cancelo, it would be another major triumph for the Brazilian sporting director in the transfer market. And given his past success in bringing in players with City connections, such as Gabriel Martinelli and Pablo Mari, fans can be optimistic about the potential for a fruitful partnership between Cancelo and Arsenal.

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