Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta sends message to Sergio Aguero as summer transfer edges closer

Sergio Aguero is set to leave Manchester City after nine trophy-laden years in the North-West.

Aguero joined City in 2011 and has scored a whopping 258 goals for the club, winning five Premier League titles along the way.

The mercurial Argentine is reportedly close to finalising a move to Spanish giants Barcelona with his contract at City expiring this summer.

Aguero could leave the Cityzens on a high with Pep Guardiola’s side facing Chelsea in next Saturday’s all-English Champions League final, having already secured the Premier League title this season.

And with the Carabao Cup already in City’s trophy, Aguero could leave the Etihad Stadium this summer having helped his side to a treble.

Sergio Aguero and Mikel Arteta during their Man City days
Sergio Aguero and Mikel Arteta during their Man City days

Current Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta, worked with Aguero for three and a half years during his stint as City assistant coach, and the Spaniard paid a glowing tribute to the 32-year-old ahead of his move to the Catalan club.

Speaking before Aguero’s City farewell on Sunday, Arteta said: “It was an absolute joy to work with him.

“His character, his personality, he’s a loveable man and then one of the best talents that I’ve seen.

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“What he’s done in this league for so long, scoring the amount of goals that he’s done.

“I think he was a player that contributed to change the perception of English football in different countries.

“What he’s done for Manchester City, I think he was a big contributor of changing the history, the mentality and the winning years that they had after that.”

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