It is being reported that Arsene Wenger is planning to try once again to sign Raheem Sterling for Arsenal, when the winter transfer window opens up in January. I am not sure what makes the Frenchman think he will have any more luck in securing the transfer of the Man City and England international star though, because he tried the same move in the summer without any success.
It was all a part of the long running saga involving our Chilean striker Alexis Sanchez, who was reportedly set for a deadline day switch to play for Pep Guardiola at the Etihad and some sources claimed that the refusal of City to let Sterling go the opposite way was the reason for the transfer of Alexis not happening after all.
If that is the case then I can only think that the reason behind the Daily Mail reporting Wenger’s plan to go again for Sterling is that the boss is prepared to let the Chile international sign for our rivals and the Premier League pace setters.
That is not what Wenger or the Arsenal fans want but with the possibility of Sanchez going there anyway at the end of the season, and for no money may have left Wenger little choice. And if our striker does sign for Man City in January it would probably mean less playing time for Sterling, which could persuade him to move to north London.
I still have serious doubts about us getting Sterling, especially as he is in great form this season with 10 goals and two assists to his name, but if there is any chance does it mean that Arsenal will have to let Alexis Sanchez get the transfer to Man City he seems to want?