There seems to have been an adverse reaction to all the transfer speculation and things said about this situation from those connected with Arsenal as well as the fans of Raheem Sterling´s current club Liverpool. But is that enough to put us off completing his transfer to north London this summer.
I may not agree but I can fully understand the anger and frustration of the fans and former players of the Anfield club, who clearly feel that they have been let down by the young England international and his desire to leave. I am not going to get into it all in this article other than to mention that he was actually a youth product of QPR and they probably should have given him a new and improved contract last summer.
The issue for Arsenal now seems to be whether we view Sterling as damaged goods, too much of a risk or simply not good enough to spend a big transfer fee on, because the Daily Star has reported that the Gunners are the club he wants to play for.
There have been a lot of things written and stats trawled out to claim that he is not that good and does not produce enough to be seen as a top player, not yet at least. I do not buy it though. Why are they so bothered about losing him if he is just an average player?
I remember a couple of years ago when the Theo Walcott contract saga was ongoing and Sterling was mooted for a possible swap deal. Back then I thought it would be a bad move as he was too young and unproved but he has come on leaps and bounds since then and still has a lot of improving to do and Wenger has a great track record in developing talent.
So for me, Sterling would be a great transfer for Arsenal. How about you guys?