July 27, 2022
Arsenal say PL boss won’t sweat losing his 2 players Arteta wants to sign

Craig Burley has claimed Pep Guardiola won’t sweat the possibility of losing Arsenal transfer targets Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus this summer, as he told ESPN.

The former Scotland international said both players had “contributed a lot” to Manchester City but then suggested they weren’t as important as Kevin de Bruyne or Rodri.

Mikel Arteta worked with Sterling and Jesus during his time at the Etihad so it’s no surprise he would like them to join him at the Emirates.

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Considering Arsenal don’t play Champions League football, they’d do pretty well to lure a player to their club when they need to go downhill.

Either way, while Burley acknowledges what Sterling and Jesus have done over the years, he believes Man City’s ship won’t be so damaged by them heading for the exit door.

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“I think we’re talking about two players (Jesus and Sterling) who have been really good for Man City in different ways,” Burley said.

“But kinda agree that they can be guaranteed to let go, with no damage to the ship, if at all. I think if you were talking about Kevin de Bruyne leaving, or Rodri, then we’re talking huge holes here because we know how important those players are.

“They contributed a lot. If there had been a few other key players, then Guardiola would have been at home sweating it out since the start of the season.

“But I don’t think he will be if he loses those two players.”

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STERLING AND JESUS ​​ARE DECLARATION SIGNATURE

Wherever both players end up, they will be statement signings and players who would elevate the next team they join – Jack Wilshere wants Sterling at Arsenal.

Arsenal desperately need this proven player, someone who can score those big goals and uplift the young stars around them.

Sterling would do this a lot more than Jesus due to his experience, but from a pure play perspective the Brazilian is more needed as his style would help tie Arsenal’s game together better.

Anyway, who do the Gunners end up with, maybe both? Then it would be the one to send a signal to their rivals that they were serious next season.

Arteta narrowly missed out on Champions League football last time out and he can’t afford to do it again in 2022/23.

In other news, PIF has just sold player Benitez who allegedly claimed to be ‘Newcastle’s future’

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