Man City face battle to keep Oleksandr Zinchenko as Ilkay Gundogan makes ‘destiny’ claim
Here are your Manchester City evening headlines on Tuesday, May 31.
City face battle to keep Zinchenko
Manchester City will have to convince Oleksandr Zinchenko he will play more regularly if they are to fend off interest from Arsenal.
Mikel Arteta is a huge admirer of Zinchenko from his days as Pep Guardiola’s assistant and has identified the 25-year-old as a summer transfer target for the Gunners, as they look to build on a season that promised but ultimately failed to deliver Champions League football. Zinchenko is not the only City player Arteta has his eye on, with forward Gabriel Jesus also of interest.
The Ukrainian international is a hugely popular figure with the City fans, and has bonded further with them after the support he received following Russia’s invasion of his country. Zinchenko showed his value to the team when his substitution on the final day of the season at half-time proved critical to City turning a 2-0 defeat into a 3-2 victory against Aston Villa to retain the Premier League title.
Gundogan names key role in title success
Manchester City’s Ilkay Gundogan believes that ‘destiny’ played a role in his side’s incredible comeback victory over Aston Villa.
Earlier this month, City needed a victory to retain the Premier League on the final day of the season. But Villa goals from Matty Cash and Philippe Coutinho for the visitors looked to have shattered that dream.
However, a brace from Gundogan either side of a Rodri equaliser was enough for City to secure a 3-2 win and the title. Speaking to City’s official website, the hero of the game spoke about that final day.
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