The England international has scored ten goals in all competitions for Pep Guardiola’s side this season, but Gunners manager Arsene Wenger is said to be still determined to land the 22 year old despite the fact that City are unlikely to allow the player to leave the Etihad Stadium.
Sterling was subject to interest from Arsenal in the summer when the London club reportedly asked for the winger to be included in the transfer for Alexis Sanchez, and it seems Wenger will ask for a similar swap deal this coming January.
“Raz is staying here. The club trust him – that is why we have invested a lot of money in him. The players we have are going to stay. If they want to leave they are going to leave, but he wants to stay. If players want to leave they have to ask the chairman, but there is no chance of that, he is going nowhere.”
Whether circumstances will have changed when the transfer window reopens, we will have to wait and see.