Sterling showed his worth to City by scoring twice in the 5-0 win over Newcastle which sent Pep Guardiola’s side three points clear at the top of the Premier League table on Sunday.
But he could be the subject of transfer interest this summer as he is about to enter the final year of his contract and is yet to make a decision on his long-term future with the club.
The attacker’s current contract at the Etihad expires in 2023, meaning he could begin negotiations about a potential free move away from City in just nine months’ time.
Many clubs are looking to capitalise on his devalued price, and according to The Telegraph, Arsenal are ready to explore a move for the England international, should he become available this summer.
Mikel Arteta worked closely with Sterling when he was a coach at City under Guardiola, and the report claim he is behind the Gunners’ interest in the 27-year-old.
Arsenal have won their last four games and are on course to finish in fourth place to earn a spot in next season’s Champions League. That factor, plus Arteta’s willingness to build his attack around Sterling, could prove tempting to the England international.
In reaction to the report shared on Twitter by City Xtra, many Man City fans have expressed their thoughts and opinions.
“Best destination for him. Regular playing time, hometown nd he can make them cup winners. But still think he’d be smarter to stay and fight for his place at City because he still pretty young and guaranteed to win the league every season and start at least 20 games”
“Depends on what he wants. He might be one of the best players in Arsenal and will start every week there, no doubt he is world class, was goated in 19/20, hasn’t been in the best form since then but no doubt is great and might work wonders for arsenal”
“Better Sterling go than Jesus..”
“He’s available, come take him.”
“Sterling will be their best player.”
“Arsenal links back which means Sterling hatty next game”
“He’s being linked with Arsenal. OMG…… Our next opponents are shaking right now”
“Sterling masterclass in our remaining games after these links.”
“Is this our new way of getting players to score hat tricks? just link em to Arsenal..”
“Sterling hatrick against wolves now”
“Gonna bag 4 next game”