Arsenal report: Ilkay Gundogan targeted in sensational swoop, with another key midfielder in advanced talks over move

Arsenal target Ilkay Gundogan of Manchester City lifts the Premier League trophy after the Premier League match between Manchester City and Chelsea FC at Etihad Stadium on May 21, 2023 in Manchester, England.
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Arsenal are looking for a surprise swoop to bring Ilkay Gundogan from Manchester City to north London.

Gundogan, who was Pep Guardiola's first signing in English football, has just captained Manchester City to a fifth title in six years – but is yet to commit his future to the Eastlands outfit. The German is out of contract this summer and at 32 years old, is at a crossroads in his career.

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Mark White
Content Editor

Mark White has been at on FourFourTwo since joining in January 2020, first as a staff writer before becoming content editor in 2023. An encyclopedia of football shirts and boots knowledge – both past and present – Mark has also represented FFT at both FA Cup and League Cup finals (though didn't receive a winners' medal on either occasion) and has written pieces for the mag ranging on subjects from Bobby Robson's season at Barcelona to Robinho's career. He has written cover features for the mag on Mikel Arteta and Martin Odegaard, and is assisted by his cat, Rosie, who has interned for the brand since lockdown.