Manchester City fans have been reacting to a post on Twitter, which relays reports that claims the club expected to reject any offers for in-form defender John Stones.
The Gunners have been linked with Stones before, with the Sun among the outlets to report on their interest in him in recent times.
According to Metro journalist Sean Kearns, Man City will block any attempts from Arsenal to sign Stones and and will offer the England international a new deal to stay at the Etihad.
The report adds that Guardiola has grown to become a ‘firm admirer’ of the Englishman and hopes for the defender to commit his future to the club with a new contract extension.
The 26 year old defender has had limited opportunities under Pep Guardiola over the past few seasons having fallen down the pecking order at the Etihad, but recently has impressed after been handed an opportunity by the City boss in the starting XI
Stones’s surprising comeback to City’s starting lineup has taken everyone by shock. His impressive performances for all four of his games have managed to displace Aymeric Laporte from City’s defense.
Stones, whose current deal expires in 2022 has proved to be a dependable option in defence.
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In reaction to the report shared on Twitter by Man City Xtra, Many City fans have expressed their thoughts and opinions.
You can find some of their comments from Twitter below:
I’d definitely say it’s worth extending his contract, been solid since coming back
— Rhys Earl (@rhysearl1991) December 11, 2020
Amazing how in 3 or 4 games he’s turned it round from a player that looked like leaving to being an integral part of the squad 😍 he had the mentality to get back into the first team. Well done him 💙
— ʲᵃᵐᵉˢ🐝🎄 (@_JamesMCFC) December 11, 2020
I criticized him but always wanted him to stay and work harder!!! So happy for John
— Naima (@Naimajaye) December 11, 2020
The injuries have screwed him over. 17/18 until he was injured he was our best Centre-back. 18/19 until he got injured was our best centre back. He’s not too injury-prone either, just got as timing of injuries. Even if he gets injured again, he shows quality when he plays
— Aria Hashemi (@Ariahmcfc) December 11, 2020
He haven’t played enough against top teams to be considered a contract renewal. Another 5-yesr contract and he’ll get comfortable.
— skyzenz (@skyzenz) December 11, 2020
3 good games…. seems a tad premature. Football is SO reactionary #MCFC
— ⚽️ (@J61578) December 11, 2020
Don't let Prime Maldini go to Arsenal😤
— Riddhiman Santra (@RiddhimanSantra) December 11, 2020