Arsene Wenger has dismissed signing Raheem Sterling
Arsene Wenger has dismissed suggestions that the club will be looking to sign Raheem Sterling from Liverpool in the summer transfer window.
The 20-year-old has been heavily linked with the gunners in the last few weeks. The recent statements from the two parties also did not help matters either. However, Wenger feels thatSterling would be a signing of no use to Arsenal at the moment since they are already extremely strong in that position.Sterling is capable of playing across the front – even as a striker – and he uses his blistering pace to great advantage.
Sterling said before the 4-1 defeat against Arsenal that he was extremely flattered to be linked with the North London outfit. It has been suggested that these comments just before the match did not help preparations and Liverpool suffered as a result of it. Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers refused to criticise the 20-year-old. Instead, he looked at the positives and it wasSterling won the penalty from which Liverpool scored the only goal of the evening. Wenger is now in a strong position after having almost secured Champions League qualification for next season as a result of this victory. It pushes them into second spot ahead of Manchester City.
“We have been linked [to Sterling only] by the media. At the moment we are not in the transfer period.We have plenty of offensive players. We had [Theo] Walcott, [Tomas] Rosicky and [Danny] Welbeck on the bench today.There is no perfection in any game but we started with great intensity and created chances. Liverpool were also dangerous and had a chance too. We had the killer instinct and took advantage of our dominance in the first half. We played at good pace and had some great combinations in the final third,” said Wenger.