Manchester City fans react as Arsenal eye Raheem Sterling
A number of Manchester City fans have taken to Twitter to comment on reports from over the weekend claiming that Arsenal have made Raheem Sterling a top target.
What’s the story?
Sterling’s long-term future remains up in the air. According to the Daily Star, talks with City over a new contract are only moving slowly.
Sterling wants his wages to increase to £350,000-a-week with his current terms at the Etihad Stadium set to expire at the end of next season.
And the Cityzens’ inability to sort an extension appears to have piqued the attention of Mikel Arteta.
The Daily Star claims that the Gunners boss has an excellent relationship with the 26-year-old after working with him at City.
And he has now made the England international one of his top targets for next summer with Sterling aware that he is likely to be sold should he fail to agree a new deal.
It does appear that most City fans on social media would prefer for Sterling to stay.
He is yet to find his best form for Pep Guardiola’s men this term. And he has played more of a peripheral role since shining for his country this summer.
But it does seem that a lot of supporters would only be comfortable with Sterling leaving if the club receive a huge fee.
‘Swap for ESR?’: Manchester City fans react as Arsenal eye Raheem Sterling
Several have also pointed that there would also be a handful of swap deals that would appeal. Bukayo Saka, Emile Smith Rowe and Kieran Tierney have been mentioned.
With that in mind, here is what some of the Manchester City fans make of the reports linking Arsenal with a future move for Sterling…
I mean i dont think we need Sterling anymore but i would never wish something like that on one of our players
— Virgin Candiceson (@VCandiceson) October 3, 2021
Ok, he’s not been at his best but he’s not been THAT bad…
— NJ Thommy 🇯🇲 (@AgueGOAT) October 2, 2021
Saka or no deal @Arsenal
— eklavya 🏠🔥 (@EklavyaChawla16) October 2, 2021
— MCFC Mads🇧🇻 (@McfcMads) October 2, 2021
Swap for Tierney
— James McSilva 🏳️🌈 (@JamesMcSilva) October 3, 2021
swap for ESR?
— HarryPaton (@harrypaton_) October 2, 2021
Raheem will get good if we get a striker. I still believe in him. He can be frustrating but we still like him.
— 💙 (@ChrisTomz123) October 2, 2021
Swap him for Saka
— #Txikiout (@Joel_Ivuso) October 3, 2021
If there is one club i want us to sell Raz to its them…. He grew up in London himself, Familiar with Arteta and knows they play attacking football. He’ll flourish at Arsenal https://t.co/nDiTdsb0p5
— Herschel 🎭 (@McfcWatts) October 2, 2021
Give us ESR + £40M and he’s all yours https://t.co/I0bpwt2aEy
— Sultan (@sultxnqt) October 2, 2021
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