Bukayo Saka has been told to leave Arsenal and join by former England and Liverpool goalkeeper .
Premier League champions – who departed for this summer – and the 20-year-old’s current contract at the Emirates is set to expire in 2024.
England international Saka was one of Mikel Arteta’s standout performers last season with 11 goals and seven assists in the Premier League and has been named Arsenal’s Player of the Season for the last two campaigns.
But Arsenal have failed to qualify for the top four since 2015-16 and star winger Saka – who made his debut in 2018 and won the in 2019-20 – has been linked with a step up to a team who can regularly challenge for titles.
Arsenal to prevent him from joining Pep Guardiola’s side, but he is yet to respond to the north London club.
The Gunners have started the 2022-23 campaign strongly and sit top of the Premier League after their opening seven games, with Saka registering a goal and four assists in that time, but City are unbeaten and just one point behind them.
‘I do like what Mikel Arteta is doing at Arsenal and Bukayo Saka is a big part of that,’ James told . ‘I can, however, understand why players want to move.
‘Sometimes you find yourself in a situation where you’ve been at a club for a while, and even when things change, you still feel that you need a change yourself.
‘If there’s a chance of Saka moving to Manchester City, then he’d be joining the best team in England over recent years.
‘Arsenal are currently the best team in England as we speak, purely from their league position, but more than likely Manchester City are going to challenge them for that position.
‘The question is, would Saka be given enough game time at Manchester City? It’s almost guaranteed rotation when you’re fit because that’s what Pep Guardiola does.
‘Anyone who goes to Manchester City knows they’re not going there to play every game.
‘What’s best for Bukayo? Well, if you want to be part of a revolution in a sense, then you should stay at Arsenal as they’re building something and they’ve not won the league for 18 years.
‘You’re part of a revolution if you can get Arsenal to compete for the Premier League title, but if you want trophies instantly, then you’re almost guaranteed it if you go to Manchester City.
‘I believe he’d be a wonderful addition for Manchester City. I’ve got a lot of Arsenal friends, so I believe he should move to Manchester City.’
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