Arsenal are on alert after Manchester City right-back Micah Richards delivered what some are perceiving to be a threat to quit his current club if things don’t improve.
According to the Express the former England international admitted that he is going to consider his future in the coming weeks, and may well choose to leave as he continues to be starved of game time. Richards missed out on a Premier League winner’s medal this weekend, despite the fact that his team were crowned champions, as he hasn’t played enough games under Manuel Pellegrini to qualify.
Having only made two league appearances this season the 25-year-old has been kept out of the first-team side by Pablo Zabaleta, and as such it’s been said that Arsenal are considering a move as they prepare for the departure of Bacary Sagna.
Richards himself has done little to quell the rumours surrounding his potential exit from the Etihad. He said: “I'm sure a lot of people hope I stay - but when your games are limited sometimes you have to do what's best for your career. I need to address that at the end of the season.
"I’m proud for the boys, gutted I didn't qualify for an actual medal but it's a great day for the club.
"To get the double [of League and Capital One Cup] is excellent and now build on it for next season.
"I don't know what the future holds - we'll see. I just want to thank everyone here for what they've done for me so far. I'll enjoy this then take it from there.”
Having seen his position as a contender for a spot in the England side swept away by his season of relative inactivity, Richards will most certainly be considering his options carefully. A move to the Emirates would present him with the chance to re-establish himself as a leading right-back, but a departure from his boyhood club might not appeal to him.