Former Liverpool midfielder Jamie Redknapp has said that Arsenal don’t need Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling, amid rumours the English international could be on his way to the Emirates.

There was plenty of talk yesterday about Arsenal asking for Sterling as part of a deal that could take Alexis Sanchez to Manchester City. While this is clearly a move to ensure that they have a replacement, Jamie Redknapp somehow believes Arsenal wouldn’t need Sterling.

“I’m not saying he’s not a good player but is he what Arsenal need right now?” Redknapp said on Sky Sports. “Of course he is not. They’ve got lots of clever footballers. Everyone is so comfortable there. They need a couple of powerhouses.”

Redknapp seems to have missed the part about Alexis leaving. Sterling may not be the answer himself, but if we did lose the 28-year-old, we would certainly need a replacement. We’d be without one of those “clever footballers”.

Arsenal could do with some powerful players as well, but if we lose an attacker we need to replace him. It’s quite simple. It has been reported that City don’t want to exchange any players for Alexis and just want to pay in pure cash.

It’s Arsenal who are pushing for a player as part of the deal. Sterling is a regular at City but would find his game time limited by the Chilean’s arrival. Hence, he could be open to joining the Gunners.

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