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Ian Wright tells Raheem Sterling to “sort it out” amid Arsenal transfer links

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Ian Wright warns Raheem Sterling that his best option for his career is to join Arsenal.

Raheem Sterling fell out of favour with Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola towards the end of last season,
prompting speculation throughout the summer that he was surplus to requirements.

Ian Wright insists Raheem Sterling needs to “sort out” his future as he continues to be linked with a move away from Manchester City.

 

The winger, who was an unused substitute in England’s 5-0 win over Andorra,
has been on the fringes of Pep Guardiola’s side this season with reports Arsenal are keen on the 26-year-old.

It was claimed City had offered him as a makeweight to Tottenham as they looked to secure a deal for Harry Kane.

Sterling blocked out that noise as he was a standout for the Three Lions during their Euro 2020 run to the final.

But those efforts didn’t seem to make a difference as the new Premier League season
got underway with Guardiola using him sparingly so far.

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Rumours that he is set to leave City have intensified, as a result,
with the Gunners still one of his reported admirers.

And Wright insists his future needs to be resolved as he has to be playing regularly
to ensure he is on the plane to Qatar for the upcoming World Cup.

He said: “Whatever’s going on with City at some stage you look at the importance of Raheem Sterling,
I think he proved that at the Euros.

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Ian Wright warns Raheem Sterling to “sort out” his future | Arsenal Times

“Going into the Euros he wasn’t playing as frequently as he’d liked to of been playing but then he showed it at a tournament.

“You’re looking at a player who is easily one of our most potent players who isn’t playing at his club,
at some stage he’s going to have to sort it out.
We know that Gareth will pick him and come to the World Cup as long as he’s fit he’ll be going.

“But from a personal view whatever is going with him and the manager,
I think it was after a game against Man United then it was Southampton
he went and had a word with him but since then been out of it.

“At some stage something has to happen where he plays more regularly.”

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Arsenal moves up to fifth place thanks to the Smith Rowe winner

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The Gunners climbed up to fifth place following a 1-0 win over Watford at the Emirates Stadium, thanks to the third goal from Emile Smith Rowe in five games.

As Arsenal started brightly, Saka’s goal was disallowed for offside after a VAR review.When Danny Rose fouled Alexandre Lacazette on 36 minutes, the Gunners had a golden chance to break the deadlock. But, Foster raced to his right to save Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s penalty.

Emile Smith Rowe stroked a lovely shot into the far corner after a mazy run by Ben White on 56 minutes to give Arsenal the lead.

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Aubameyang’s touch on Martin Odegaard’s 73rd-minute shot was ruled out for offside before Watford’s Joshua King nearly leveled from a tight angle with the goal open.

Juraj Kucka was sent off late in the game for a second bookable offense. But Arsenal held on to climb up to 20 points, six points behind leaders Chelsea. Watford drops to 17th place with 10 points

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Barcelona planning emergency move for Pierre-Emerick Aubameayng?

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Barcelona is apparently looking for a striker, and Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is on their radar.

Barcelona is anxious to sign a striker following Sergio Aguero’s layoff due to a heart ailment, according to Catalan newspaper El Nacional. Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is one of the Catalan giants’ targets. Aubameyang arrived at Arsenal in January 2018 and made an immediate impact.

The forward was nearly incomparable in the first 30 months of his Arsenal career. Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, and Harry Kane were perhaps the only attacking players on his level in the Premier League.

However, the last year has been challenging for Aubameyang. And his troubles have paralleled Arsenal’s. Having said that, the 32-year-old has worked hard to regain his form.

Aubameyang has had a solid start to the 2021/22 season, tallying seven goals and two assists in ten games. His improving form appears to have piqued the interest of Barcelona.

Following Sergio Aguero’s forced layoff due to a heart ailment, Barcelona has no choice but to dip its toes into the transfer market

The injury is supposedly gonna keep the Argentine forward out for at least three months. This leaves the Blaugrana low on attacking alternatives. Especially with Luuk de Jong underwhelming since joining on loan from Sevilla.

As a result, it is no surprise that Barcelona is looking to sign a striker in January. And president Joan Laporta is personally driving the Catalan giants’ effort to sign a center forward this winter. Aubameyang and Edinson Cavani are emerging as the top choices.

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Cavani, like Aubameyang, has been strongly linked with Barcelona recently. Both seasoned players are realistic targets for the club. And Barcelona is willing to spend roughly €20 million on a striker in the January transfer window.

What remains to be seen is if Barcelona’s €20m bid for Aubameyang is enough to entice him away from Arsenal. or if they are compelled to begin an effort for Cavani instead.

With Arsenal making significant progress, it would not be shocking if they refuse to negotiate a deal with Barcelona for the 32-year-old attacker.

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Mikel Arteta reveals why he paid £30 million to recruit Aaron Ramsdale

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Mikel Arteta raised eyebrows when he spent £30 million on Aaron Ramsdale in the summer

But the 23-year-old has shined for the Gunners this season. Arteta stated that Aaron Ramsdale was brought to Arsenal because of his ability to keep calm under pressure. The Gunners won 2-0 against Leicester last weekend. This victory was all thanks to a string of eye-catching saves from Ramsdale.

Ramsdale’s perfect performance at the King Power Stadium justified the £30 million spent on him during the summer.

“One of the things that I was most impressed with, every time I watched a game he played in his temperament.” – said Mikel Arteta.

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LONDON, ENGLAND: Aaron Ramsdale of Arsenal celebrates their third goal scored by Emile Smith Rowe (not in picture) during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Aston Villa at Emirates Stadium on October 22, 2021. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

“I wanted to watch a lot of clips and moments after he was conceding a goal, making a mistake or sort of difficult moments.

“And that’s one of the big reasons why we made the decision to sign him to play with us.”

Ramsdale has already won over the Arsenal fans by joining in on shouts and engaging in some friendly banter with fans at Leicester last weekend

On whether Ramsdale’s personality had a role in his signing, Arteta added:

“I think yes. This character was able to do that. But at the moment we are working and it is absolutely business.

“At that point, there are no laughs and there is no room for complacency. It’s just about winning.”

Due to Ramsdale’s excellent form, former first-choice keeper Bernd Leno has become an increasingly distant figure at the Emirates.

Arteta, on the other hand, is adamant that despite sitting on the bench, the German international has remained professional, and he is eager to encourage Ramsdale to continue his excellent form.

“Obviously, he’s disappointed, and he should be,” he added. “Because he wants to play and is used to doing so.

“But at the same time, what he needs to do is raise his level. And he’s going to raise Aaron’s level, so everyone is performing really well.

“A big part of that is because Bernd is next to him, trying to help him, trying to support everything in training. And trying to make him a better goalkeeper.

“That is exactly what we want.”

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