Manchester City have announced their release list ahead of the new season, and it has got some noteworthy names. One of those names is Ilkay Gundogan, who has been a target of FC Barcelona and Arsenal this summer.

Arsenal are no strangers to taking the players away from the Etihad Stadium. Last summer, they signed Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko from the Premier League champions. However, this becomes an even bigger deal considering Gundogan doesn’t have a contract at the Etihad Stadium beyond this summer. 

According to the reports from Manchester Evening News, Manchester City’s stance on Gundogan doesn’t necessarily mean that the Gunners are closer to signing him.