Report: Arsenal to make £30m move for Manchester City's Wilfried Bony

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

The Gunners are planning to bolster their attacking options by signing a player from their Premier League rivals.

Wilfried Bony celebrates after scoring the third goal for Manchester CityWilfried Bony

Arsenal are reportedly planning to make a somewhat surprising £30m bid for Manchester City striker Wilfried Bony, according to the Daily Star.

The Star reports that the 27-year-old is very much on the periphery of Pep Guardiola's squad at the Etihad, so it is unlikely that he will have a problem with the idea of him moving on this summer.

Manchester City's Wilfried Bony looks dejected

However, it is unclear how he will feel about the prospect of letting the former Swansea man move to join their Premier League rivals.

The Star does suggest that Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is yet to be convinced that the Ivorian is the right man to provide the kind of attacking depth they need, but certain members of the club's hierarchy reportedly view Bony as the best option on the market currently.

Arsenal manager Arsene WengerArsenal manager Arsene Wenger

Although Bony has shown in the past that he can be quite prolific in the Premier League, he is surely not the kind of forward that Arsenal fans have wanted their club to sign for several years now. 

While he enjoyed a good spell at the Liberty Stadium - scoring 26 goals in 54 league games - his time with City has reaped just six strikes.

And the fact that he has spent most of that time as a substitute means that he would surely arrive at the Emirates lacking the match sharpness he would need to make the kind of impact that would justify a £30m move. 

Manchester City's Wilfried Bony misses a penalty

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