Arsenal consider shock signing in bid to save their season

By Mark Peters IN General,Premier League,Transfers - 20:44 Aug 29th 2017

These are tough times to be an Arsenal supporter, with the 4-0 defeat at Anfield on Sunday only serving to strengthen the view amongst many fans that Arsene Wenger’s time is now up.

Having signed a new two-year contract in the summer, however, the chances of the Frenchman leaving remain slim, though the same cannot be said for Alexis Sanchez.

The Chilean superstar has long been linked with a move to Manchester City and now reports in the Daily Mirror are suggesting that the Citizens have offered Raheem Sterling plus cash in a bid to get their man.

RAHEEM STERLING

The England international has made a bright start to the current campaign, scoring twice in three games, though the fact that he has only started one of these matches suggests that he is expendable to Pep Guardiola.

Despite the fact that he is just 22 years of age, the talented winger certainly doesn’t lack for Premier League experience, having clocked up a total of 162 games in the competition for Liverpool and his current club:

Raheem Sterling
POS: FWDAGE: 22Y 8M
HEIGHT: 5FT 7INWEIGHT: 10ST 12LB
GAMES
ASSISTS
GOALS
11/12
Liverpool
3
12/13
Liverpool
24
6
2
13/14
Liverpool
33
5
8
14/15
Liverpool
35
7
7
15/16
Man City
31
2
6
16/17
Man City
33
6
7
17/18
Man City
3
2
TOTAL
162
26
32

These matches have yielded direct involvement in 58 top-flight goals, whilst, unlike a lot of Arsenal players, the Manchester City man has managed to stay relatively injury free.

Although he is clearly not at the same level as Sanchez just yet, the Gunners would be getting a player with enormous potential who should be keen to show Guardiola that he was wrong to sanction his sale:

Raheem
Sterling
versusAlexis
Sanchez
FWDPOSITIONFWD
22Y 8MAGE28Y 8M
5FT 7INHEIGHT5FT 7IN
10ST 12LBWEIGHT9ST 12LB
 
PL | MCI, LIV | | ARS | PL
08/14 - 08/1708/14 - 08/17
86
STARTS
96
7551
MINS
PLAYED
8429
22
GOALS
51
15
ASSISTS
21
10
OPENING
GOALS
21
8
WINNING
GOALS
17
15
HOME
GOALS
22
7
AWAY
GOALS
29
1
HEADED
GOALS
6
L
4
R
15
GOALS
R/L FOOT
L
4
R
37
343
MINS
PER GOAL
165
TOTAL
11

On the downside, however, Sterling has received plenty of criticism for some of the decisions that he has made in the past and what Arsenal really need at this time is players who are willing to dig in and fight for the cause.

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One Comment

  1. Badger
    Posted August 29, 2017 at 9:20 pm | Permalink

    The stat I would like to see is the number of times the player has surrendered possession or given the ball away.