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Gundogan’s wife Sara Arfaoui blasts Manchester restaurants

‘Horrible food everywhere… everything’s frozen’: Man City star Ilkay Gundogan’s Italian model wife sparks outrage as she blasts Manchester’s restaurant scene and moans she can’t name a single good place to eat out

  • Sara Arfaoui says on Instagram that she is fed up of ‘horrible food’ in Manchester
  • 27-year-old claims its restaurants are ‘focusing on making money with drinks’
  • Model says that she cannot find ‘a real Italian or good sushi or just fresh food’
  • Ms Arfaoui, who worked as a TV presenter for Rai 1, added: ‘everything frozen’ 

The wife of Manchester City footballer Ilkay Gundogan has hit out at restaurants across the city, complaining that there are no good places to eat.

Sara Arfaoui, 27, said in an Instagram post that she is fed up of ‘horrible food’ in Manchester, adding that its restaurants are ‘focusing on making money with drinks’.

The model, who was born in France but moved to Italy as a child, added that she could not find ‘a real Italian or good sushi or just fresh food… everything frozen’.

Manchester City footballer Ilkay Gundogan, 31, with his wife Sara Arfaoui, 27

Sara Arfaoui was born in France but moved to Italy as a child and worked as a TV presenter

Sara Arfaoui was born in France but moved to Italy as a child and worked as a TV presenter

Sara Arfaoui said in an Instagram post that she is fed up of 'horrible food' in Manchester

Sara Arfaoui said in an Instagram post that she is fed up of ‘horrible food’ in Manchester

Ms Arfaoui, whose 31-year-old German husband plays as a midfielder, made the comments after being asked to name her favourite restaurant in Manchester.

In a post first reported by The Sun, she wrote: ‘Sorry, I’m sad to be honest but nothing. I tired [sic] so bad to find a good restaurant but horrible food everywhere.

‘Can’t find a real Italian or good sushi or just fresh food… everything frozen. Restaurants here are focus [sic] on making money with drinks and shot [sic] like nightclubs, not quality food. Maybe in London but in Manchester nothing. I’m sorry.’

But, reacting to her post, food critic Jay Rayner told The Sun: ‘This is a ludicrous point of view. Manchester’s packed full of brilliant, independent restaurants.

The model said she could not find 'a real Italian or good sushi or just fresh food'

The model said she could not find ‘a real Italian or good sushi or just fresh food’

Ms Arfaoui is a model who was born in France, and worked as a TV presenter for Rai 1 in Italy

Ms Arfaoui is a model who was born in France, and worked as a TV presenter for Rai 1 in Italy

Ms Arfaoui met Gundogan early last year - and they announced their engagement in December

Ms Arfaoui met Gundogan early last year – and they announced their engagement in December

Jorgelina Cardoso, the wife of ex-Man United star Angel Di Maria (pictured together in May 2015), said in August that food in Britain is 'disgusting' and 'the women look like porcelain'

Jorgelina Cardoso, the wife of ex-Man United star Angel Di Maria (pictured together in May 2015), said in August that food in Britain is ‘disgusting’ and ‘the women look like porcelain’

‘It’s an absolute gem of a place to eat and comments like this during difficult economic times are not helpful to businesses struggling to make ends meet.’

It comes after Jorgelina Cardoso, the wife of ex-Man United star Angel Di Maria, said in August that food in Britain is ‘disgusting’ and ‘the women look like porcelain’.

Ms Arfaoui, who worked as a TV presenter for Rai 1 in Italy, met Gundogan early last year – and they announced their engagement in December.

The couple are thought to have married at a registry office in Denmark before holding a lavish wedding for friends at Lake Como in Italy in May.

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