The England international has struggled to hold a key role in Pep Guardiola’s plans so far this season, and has only started seven of his 16 appearances in all competitions.
Phil Foden’s development and the £100million arrival of Jack Grealish from Aston Villa has only further fuelled the belief that the 26-year-old will leave.
Sterling, who has been linked with a move to Arsenal, is reportedly frustrated with his lack of playing opportunities at the Etihad Stadium this season and is keen to ply his trade elsewhere.
With Sterling set to have just one year remaining on his contract come the summer, speculation around Sterling’s future has already begun to swirl with a handful of reports even indicating that the winger is open to the idea of moving to the Camp Nou.
Sterling netted the opening goal for Manchester City on Sunday, his second Premier League goal of the campaign having also netted in a 5-0 victory against Norwich City at the start of the season and Arsenal fans have been left impressed.
The England winger was in the right place at the right time to sweep home Joao Cancelo’s wonderful pass against the Toffees at the Etihad Stadium.
Following his display in City’s victory against Everton though, Arsenal fans have been appealing to the club to make a move for Sterling ahead of the January transfer window.
This Sterling arsenal audition>>— paddy (@afcpaddyy) November 21, 2021
sterling’s nailing his arsenal audition— average ramsdale appreciator (@noknowli) November 21, 2021
sterling heard the arsenal rumours and decided to ball again— depression kids (@RohitAFC_) November 21, 2021
If sterling is available, arsenal should get him!— Nadz (@QueerGooner) November 21, 2021
If @Arsenal are to be competing, we need players of Sterling's calibre.— Dee One (@ADEDOKUNOladayo) November 21, 2021
I still find it hard to believe that there are Arsenal fans on planet Earth, that wouldn't take Raheem Sterling at our club— Michael (@MichaelCOYG_) November 21, 2021