Arsenal ace describes Manchester City star as a 'joy' as Gunners dealt Newcastle United transfer blow

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An Arsenal superstar has described a Manchester City defender as a ‘joy’ as the Gunners hit a stumbling block in their pursuit of a Newcastle United ace.

Euro 2024 is underway, but Arsenal are in the midst of a pivotal summer transfer window ahead of next season. The Gunners finished second to Manchester City for the second-straight season as they took the Premier League title race to the final day.

An Arsenal ace has described one of his Manchester City rivals as a ‘joy’ - meanwhile, the Gunners have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of a Premier League striker.

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Bukayo Saka describes Manchester City’s Kyle Walker as a ‘joy’

Arsenal and Manchester City have developed a rivalry over the past few years, as the two clubs have battled over the Premier League title - however, there is no bitterness between Bukayo Saka and Kyle Walker, despite their many on-pitch battles.

In an interview featured on England football’s official website, Saka said: “It's a joy to play with him. He's so solid and he's someone I can trust in. He communicates a lot, especially out of position and I'm always clear where I need to be.

“Going forward, he's a machine. You saw that counter-attack we had, he was flying, I just put the ball there. I know he's going to win the race so I just put it in front of him and left him to run. It's a pleasure to play with him and he gives me a lot of confidence.”

Arsenal transfer blow as Newcastle’s contract talks with Alexander Isak ‘progressing’

Arsenal have been linked with a move for Newcastle forward Alexander Isak in the summer transfer window. While Isak would be a wonderful addition to their attacking ranks, their hopes of signing him have been dealt a blow as he is thought to be in the process of signing a new contract with the Toon.

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This is according to a recent report from HITC, who mention that the two parties are ‘making progress’ in contract talks. Newcastle will pull out all the stops to keep the Swedish international at St. James’ Park and given their vast swathes of financial resources, the Gunners may be forced to explore other avenues.