Chelsea star Raheem Sterling has already lavished praise onto Mikel Arteta amid reports that the Arsenal boss is keen to reunite with the player this summer. Sterling and the rest of his Blues team-mates are currently suffering through a tough period, with manager Graham Potter under severe pressure to turn things around.
The 82-cap England international ditched Manchester City last summer for a role of greater responsibility at Stamford Bridge, although he couldn't have foreseen what was to come. Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital have overseen a mammoth squad overhaul that has sparked excitement among fans, while also affecting competition for places.
Sterling has only scored four Premier League goals this term, and while injuries have played their part in his lack of success, doubts may be creeping in as to whether Chelsea is the best- place to spend his prime years.
According to 90min, Arteta is keen to reunite with Sterling and could offer him a Stamford Bridge exit route, with Arsenal intent on adding Players experienced in European competition as they prepare to return to the Champions League in 2023/24.
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Since Sterling's glowing review, the stars have aligned for Arteta at Arsenal and his side are in pole position to clinch the Premier League title this campaign. The Gunners currently sit two points clear of City with a game in hand, while Chelsea languish in tenth.
Sterling would have plenty of wide competition if he did move to the Emirates, with Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli laying claim to the starting spots. Leandro Trossard was also brought in from Brighton in January to bolster Arteta's options on the wing.