Former Manchester City defender Gael Clichy hailed João Cancelo as the best-left back in recent years amidst Arsenal links.
As per reports, Gunners want to sign the Portuguese full-back from Manchester City this summer. Clichy is a huge admirer of Cancelo and his prowess in the defensive line.
Clichy was discussing Pep Guardiola’s decision to let Cancelo head to Bayern Munich in January. The former Man City defender hailed the Portuguese as the best left-back in the Premier League over the past 18 months.
Clichy said about the 28-year-old:-
“They have had the best full-back In Cancelo, over the past year and a half, out of nowhere he moved to Bayern Munich, he was easily the best left-back in that last year and a half, but now he’s moved to Bayern Munich and he can’t get any gametime.”
However, there is no doubt that Cancelo is one of the best defenders in the footballing world right now. The 30-year-old is likely to leave the Emirates in the summer.
Talks about John Stones and Oleksandr Zinchenko re-inventing the role when it comes to play as an inverted left-back. But it was Cancelo who started the revolution when he played as a left-back for Guardiola last season.
Some people have forgotten about Cancelo’s contribution to this City team over the past 18 months, but he fell out of the squad this season. Manuel Akanji replaced him and did a excellent job for Guardiola’s team this campaign.
Arsenal can sign Cancelo to add extra spark to their team and helps them get over the line. With his presence, Gunners can win the Premier League Title next campaign.
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