Arsenal to move for England midfielder

Arsenal are preparing an £8 million bid for Manchester City midfielder Michael Johnson after is was reported that the England under-21 international has rejected a new deal Eastlands. Johnson has progressed through the ranks at the City of Manchester stadium and has proved to be a superb asset for City.

It now appears as though Mark Hughes could be losing one of his prized assets in Johnson due to interest from Arsenal. Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is ready to make an £8 million for the 20-year, a bid which City may be forced to accept due to Johnson's determination to leave the club.

As a City fan myself I am obviously hoping we keep hold of Michael. He is a terrific prospect for the future and I personally feel he will become an England regular within the next 18 months. I think Johnson would be better off staying at City for at least another season and then maybe think about moving to the Emirates.