Transfer news: Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini tells Arsenal target Edin Dzeko - you will not be sold in January
Bosnian striker has fallen out of favour at the Etihad Stadium this season
Tuesday 03 December 2013
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has stated that Arsenal target Edin Dzeko will not leaving the club in January, saying that the striker remains an “important part of the squad”.
Dzeko has fallen of favour at the Etihad Stadium because of the form of summer arrival Alvaro Negredo from Seville, and has only started four Premier League matches this season. Pellegrini, though, insists that the Bosnian will not be sold next month.
“No, that is not the case [that Dzeko could be sold].
“I put my trust in him before the season and I have just as much trust in him now,” Pellegrini said. “It is very important for this club to have a good squad because we have a lot of games to play from now until April and, if we want to win trophies, we need important players.
“Maybe at the moment he is not playing as much as he would like, but he remains an important part of the squad.”
Dzeko would be of interest of Arsenal to take the burden off their lone target man Olivier Giroud. Nicklas Bendtner is currently Arsene Wenger’s only other option to lead the line at the Emirates.
Manuel Pellegrini wants Edin Dzeko to stay at the club
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