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Arsenal set to go back in for 22-year-old Man City star, club hope £49M winger can be used as leverage in move for Alexis Sanchez

Arsenal are set to go back in for Raheem Sterling in January after having missed out on signing the player over the summer, with Man City set to use the Gunners’ interest in the winger as leverage to sign Chilean international Alexis Sanchez, according to the Mirror.

As per the Mirror, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is a big fan of Sterling, with the Gunners making a rebuffed approach for the England international being something that has a huge impact on the future of Alexis Sanchez.

Man City failed in their £60M deadline day bid for Sanchez as per the Daily Mail, which was when the Gunners believed they were willing to offer Sterling, who joined the club for £49M in 2015 according to the BBC, as part of the deal, with boss Pep Guardiola making it clear that the player was not for sale.

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Despite singling out Monaco winger Thomas Lemar as their number one target, the north London side look set to go back in for Sterling in January as they look to find a good enough replacement for Sanchez, who looks set to leave the club before the start of next season, report the Mirror.

Should City end up letting Sterling leave in January, it’ll be interesting to see if the Gunners would be less reluctant to let Sanchez go the other way knowing they’ve just bagged on of English football’s brightest talents.

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