Mikel Arteta has ruled out making a move for departing Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero this summer.
Aguero, City’s all-time record goal scorer, has so far won four Premier League titles, an FA Cup, and five League Cups during his decade-long stay at the Etihad Stadium.
Arteta has looked to promote youth since his arrival as Arsenal manager, with current forwards Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette among their most experienced players.
When asked whether the Gunners could make a move for Aguero,” Arteta replied: “No, no, no… we will see what happens with him in the future.”
Aguero is widely remembered for his injury-time goal in the final game of the 2011-12 season, his debut campaign, against QPR which secured City’s first Premier League title.
“Anybody that has been close to Sergio would say the same thing,” said Arteta, who served as assistant to Pep Guardiola at City from 2016-2019.