Arsenal: Arteta eyeing Raheem Sterling transfer move

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Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is reportedly eyeing a potential summer transfer move for Chelsea winger Raheem Sterling. 

The previous summer transfer window saw Arsenal bring in two players that Arteta coached during his time at Manchester City – Oleksandr Zinchenko and Gabriel Jesus.

Now though, with the next summer transfer period on the way, the Gunners boss has set his sights on having another reunion with a player he worked with at the Etihad Stadium.

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According to a recent report from 90 Min, Arteta is looking to bring Sterling to the Emirates this summer as his side prepares for potential Champions League football next season.

The report also adds that Arteta is a huge fan of Sterling, given his ability to play anywhere across the front line, and would be interested in lodging a bid to try and sign the 28-year-old if he became available this summer.

After scoring 131 goals, providing 95 assists in 339 appearances as well as winning numerous domestic trophies including four Premier League titles, the winger brought an end to his seven years with Pep Guardiola’s side last summer as he joined Chelsea in July for a fee of £47.5m.

Since then, the 28-year-old, who is now Chelsea’s top earner with a weekly wage of £325k-per-week, has scored six goals and supplied three assists in 25 appearances across all competitions.

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Hailed by Pep Guardiola as a “sensational” player, Sterling has shared his praise for Arteta and what he’s done for Arsenal as their manager, which could make a move to the Emirates and a reunion with his former coach rather tempting.

Also, with Chelsea currently not looking likely to be finishing in the top four this season, this could also help the Gunners convince Sterling to make the switch from west London to north London.

Moving forward, should an opportunity to strike a deal with Chelsea for Sterling arise in the summer, Arteta should definitely do all he can to bring the four-time Premier League winner to follow his former teammates Zinchenko and Jesus to Arsenal.

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