Emirates Stadium switch was never on the cards.
Arsene Wenger has made it abundantly clear that his Arsenal side had no intention of signing Raheem Sterling as the Liverpool man edges close to a £49m move to Man City according to Goal.com.
The 20 year old England man had been linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium but the French manager has moved to quash any talk of his potential interest in the young Anfield star.
“It looked a done deal for a while because Sterling was adamant he wanted the move,”
“It is a good buy for Man City. It is an expensive one but they can afford it.”
“We never considered it because he plays in an area where we have plenty of players. We have [Theo] Walcott, [Alex] Oxlade-Chamberlain, [Alexis] Sanchez, [Jack] Wilshere who can play wide, [Serge] Gnabry, so we have plenty of players and he’s a wide player basically, or behind the striker.” Wenger concluded.
Sterling looks set to become the most expensive English player ever with Liverpool having accepted the offer from Man City for the contract rebel.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers appears to have already begun spending the money from the likely sale with the Northern Irishman having already signed six players this summer.
Free agents James Milner, Danny Ings and Adam Bogdan have been joined by young defender Joe Gomez, Southampton right-back Nathaniel Clyne and Brazilian playmaker Roberto Firmino.