By Gabriel Agbonlahor

23rd Nov, 2022 | 12:52pm

Agbonlahor accuses Man City after source reveals transfer U-turn

Man City were “naive” to let Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko go to Arsenal in the summer, according to Gabby Agbonlahor.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Aston Villa and England attacker suggested City will now not let any of their players join a Premier League rival in the future.

Jesus and Zinchenko were reunited with Mikel Arteta at the Emirates for a combined fee of £75million and have been an instant success.

Sources told Football Insider on Saturday (19 November) that Man City will not sell any more first-team stars to Arsenal.

The Gunners are five points clear of City at the top of the Premier League table after both sides have played 14 games.

“I don’t think Man City should sell any more players to Arsenal,” Agbonlahor told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.

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“They probably made a mistake letting Gabriel Jesus and Zinchenko go to a rival, they should have let them go to a different European club because now Arsenal are on top of them and made Arsenal very strong.

“Any other player that wants to leave Man City, I’m sure Arsenal or any other Premier League club is not an option.

“It makes sense, you are making your rivals stronger. Maybe Man City were a bit naive thinking it would be another easy Premier League win not knowing that these two players, Zinchenko and Jesus, were going to make Arsenal so much better.”

Jesus has not scored in his last 11 games across all competitions for Arsenal but has still earned plaudits for his general play.

Zinchenko has played nine times across all competitions this season as he has struggled with a calf injury.

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