Arsenal could line up a bid for ex-Manchester City winger Adam Johnson if Sunderland are relegated this season, understands.
The 26-year-old has been a stand-out performer for the Black Cats this term, weighing in with 9 goals and 3 assists in all competitions, and would seem an obvious candidate to leave the club in search of Premier League football instead of playing in the Championship next year.
The England international has recently attracted interest from both Liverpool and Manchester United, and although he failed to make a significant impact during his time at the Etihad Stadium, Arsenal are now another big club keen to snap him up.
The Gunners are in need of new signings in the wide areas, with Arsene Wenger lacking a genuine alternative to Theo Walcott, who is set to miss the remainder of this season through injury, and may take some time to get back to full fitness for the next campaign. Johnson could provide something different from the likes of playmakers such as Mesut Ozil and Santi Cazorla, giving the team a more direct approach in attack, and he may be available for a knock-down price if Sunderland do go down.

My understand is that we’re one of several clubs monitoring Johnson’s situation at Sunderland, a club insider revealed. “We’re in the market for a winger and he’s one who could be a great option on either flank. “To win two tickets to see Arsenal vs Swansea City on the 25th of March, visit our Facebook page!

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