Arsenal linked with shock move for Manchester City stars

Arsenal has been linked with a move for Raheem Sterling and Riyad Mahrez after Manchester City made them available for transfers.

The Gunners want to bolster their squad in the summer and City wants to do likewise as Pep Guardiola plots a new era of dominance.

The Sky Blues have some of the world’s best players and the aforementioned duo are in that category.

Sterling has lost his place in the team in recent games with Phil Foden emerging as a strong option on the left wing.

Mahrez has delivered some of the finest performances of his career in the Champions League this season.

This is one reason why they are in the final of the UCL in this campaign and have a good chance of beating Chelsea to win it.

The Daily Mail says Guardiola wants to plan for a new era of dominance and he is prepared to sell some of his top stars.

With that in mind, City is preparing to cash in on the likes of Sterling and Mahrez and Arsenal wants them.

Mikel Arteta worked with both stars at City before joining Arsenal in 2019 and he played a key role in turning them into top Premier League stars.

Tags Raheem Sterling Riyad Mahrez

36 Comments

  1. mish says:

    sounds like a monkey driving a Lamborghini……we aint getting either of them.

  2. GunnerSince2004 says:

    No thanks. We have Saka and Martinelli on the left wing and Pepe on the right. They’re our future.

    But on the right, Willian doesn’t cut it so will probably be sold and it’s a shame Arteta doesn’t fancy Reiss Nelson. So maybe we could go for Mahrez but he would cost 50mil+ and it wouldn’t make sense to have 2 expensive players ( Pepe 72mil) in the same position for high wages.

    Rather prioritize other areas especially midfield and CF. If City are selling Gabriel Jesus I’d go for him.

  3. Grandad says:

    This really takes the biscuit in terms of complete nonsense.Significantly, they both start against Chelsea tonight.

  4. DaJuhi says:

    Yeah both starting for City tonight and besides we have no money to buy them.

  5. Daniel Smith says:

    neither would join us but lets clarify they are better then what we have

    1. Websurfer says:

      Seconded. No chance we can get them.

  6. Reggie says:

    YEH RIGHT!

  7. Kev82 says:

    1-0 Chelsea πŸ‘Œ Sterling might come if Chelsea hang on πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

    1. Sue says:

      Urgh….

      1. Kev82 says:

        You might get your wish and City will come back Sue πŸ˜›

        1. Sue says:

          Not looking good, Kev. Poor KDB πŸ’”

          1. Kev82 says:

            Yeah it looked nasty I hope he’s ok Sue. Man city have been very poor they need to step it up 😯

          2. Sue says:

            Who’s the worst – Werner>Sterling?
            I wasn’t expecting them to be so poor ☹

          3. Kev82 says:

            Should have been 2 for Chelsea 😯 both are shocking πŸ˜‚ I think I was the only one predicting a Chelsea win but still time left Sue and aguero coming on πŸ’ͺ

  8. Stephanie says:

    Chelsea winning 😭😭😭

  9. The-Real-Vieira-Lynn-4ever says:

    at first glance, the possibility of both Sterling and Mahrez leaving City for Arsenal seems a tad far-fetched…that said, Sterling has fallen out of favour with Pep this season, albeit he got the starting gig tonight, so you just never know…there has likewise been ample chatter, in the past, about Sterling’s supposed close relationship with Mikel, so such a proposition isn’t beyond the realm, if the fee wasn’t too unrealistic…he’s far more of a finished product than the similarly aged Pepe, but he too isn’t without his flaws

    I personally would prefer Sterling to Mahrez, due to his pace and 4 year age difference, but Mahrez would make more sense if we were trying to find a direct replacement on the right, as Sterling appears to prefer the left…of course, none of this makes any sense unless Pep actually favours one of our current projects over his presently rostered players, which seems unlikely

    there’s no way it would be just about us paying an astronomical fee for both, as we simply don’t have the financial stomach for that, so any deal would require some creativity on the behalf of both parties, likely including a combination of player(s) and cash…my real concern would be that the only players Pep would likely covet would be those who would and should be deemed “untouchable” at this juncture

    probably shouldn’t have wasted such energy on such a highly speculative endeavour, but it was too intriguing to leave well enough alone, especially considering Arteta’s connection with both Pep and many of the City players

    1. Daniel Smith says:

      100 percent far fetched

      1. The-Real-Vieira-Lynn-4ever says:

        nice try again, little guy

  10. Adajim says:

    Arteta really learnt from Pep , what’s the difference between Pepe tactics tonight and Arteta tactics.

    1. Fisayomi says:

      I swear there’s no difference, they never attacked with urgency. They had more back pass than Arsenal.

  11. Reggie says:

    Ive heard we have offered a take it or leave it Β£10 plus xhaka for the pair.

  12. Steven Wilson says:

    Wot a crock of shit, Sterling and Mahrez will not be joining Arsenal, end of!!

  13. Kev82 says:

    Chelsea European champs congrats to them and Tuchel πŸ˜€ they have man city’s number well and truly πŸ’ͺ

    1. Sue says:

      Gutted, Kev!

      1. Kev82 says:

        Well they have the league cup and premier league Sue it’s been good for them πŸ‘Œ it’s tough for teams to win the first European cup, look at us we can’t even win europa league lol

        1. Sue says:

          Breaks my heart, Kev. They smashed us 2 years ago and have now gone one better… while we bow out of Europe altogether…

          1. Kev82 says:

            Yeah I know but fact is they are better than us in Europe and Man city they had a cup winners cup, super cup, 2 Europa leagues and a champions league prior to tonight.. Man city have no history in european football apart from a cup winners cup 51 years ago. Terrible final Sue 3 shots on target for both teams combined 😯

          2. Sue says:

            It just gets worse, Kev… so bloody depressing

          3. Kev82 says:

            2 filthy rich oil clubs Sue don’t lose sleep over it.. both teams have bought success with bottomless pits of money.. at least Noel Gallagher will keep his trap shut now πŸ˜‚

          4. Sue says:

            🀣🀣🀣 that’ll be a first!!

          5. Kev82 says:

            Haha yeah he’s been banging on relentlessly for over 2 weeks πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ at least Brentford are in the Premier league Sue I was happy to see them get there πŸ’ͺ

          6. Sue says:

            Me too, been a long time coming. Looking forward to seeing Toney!

          7. Kev82 says:

            I know the first time in the top flight since the year after you were born πŸ˜‰ I’m joking Sue πŸ˜›. Yeah hopefully in an Arsenal shirt though ? πŸ˜‚

        2. Sue says:

          Oi oi cheeky!!! 🀣🀣

  14. ozziegunner says:

    Just out of interest, do any of the players named play defensive midfield?
    With the transfer budget Arsenal have, you would expect that limited funds would be allocated to the positions of greatest need.

    1. Kev82 says:

      Haha couldn’t resist Sue πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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