Arsene Wenger remained tight-lipped on his interest in Liverpool midfielder, Raheem Sterling, during his presser on Tuesday ahead of the game against Sunderland.
With the recent news that Raheem Sterling is reportedly going to ask Liverpool if he can leave this summer, it was only a matter of time before Wenger got asked again about his apparent interest in the 20-year-old.
The boss, who is usually quick to deny such rumours – whether they’re true or not – was vague on the situation, saying, “I don’t like to lie. If I say I will and I don’t do it, you will say I lied.”
The irony of this quote won’t be lost on many.
In the past, Wenger’s been known to ‘bend the truth‘ slightly when it comes to interest in a player. For example, when news broke in 2012 that we were apparently interested in a little Spaniard by the name of Santi Cazorla, the boss not only denied it but said, “I don’t know this guy!”
Just a couple of weeks later, we signed Cazorla.
Prior to this, Wenger also denied interest in Mikel Arteta… right before we signed him from Everton in 2011.
Wenger’s refusal to deny wanting the player shows definite intent in our opinion.