Erling Haaland’s agent, Rafaela Pimenta, has confirmed that her client will be staying at Manchester City next season, dealing a blow to Arsenal’s hopes of winning the Premier League title. Arsenal has finished as runners-up to City in the past two seasons, with Haaland playing a key role in City’s success.

During the 2022/23 season, Haaland scored an impressive 36 goals in 35 appearances as City clinched the title. In the following season, he scored 27 goals in 31 Premier League matches, winning his second Golden Boot in England. Despite Arsenal putting up a strong challenge in the title race, Haaland’s agent’s recent statement suggests that he will not be leaving City anytime soon.

In an interview with Flashscore, Pimenta emphasized Haaland’s commitment to the City project, stating that he feels at home at the club and is looking forward to the upcoming season. This news comes as a blow to Real Madrid, who were once heavily linked with a move for the Norwegian striker. However, with the recent signing of Kylian Mbappe, it seems unlikely that Real Madrid will be able to afford a move for Haaland.

With limited options available for clubs looking to sign Haaland, it appears that he will remain at Manchester City for the foreseeable future. This development is disappointing for Arsenal, who will now need to regroup and come up with a new strategy if they hope to dethrone City as Premier League champions in the upcoming season. Haaland’s decision to stay at City is a testament to the club’s appeal and ambition, as they aim to continue their dominance in English football.