Could Arsene Wenger be truly guilty of tapping up Raheem Sterling as TalkSPORT presenter Alan Brazil claims?

Although, he has faced a tough spell in recent months, Wenger is known to be the old timer who likes things done properly.

It is common knowledge that Wenger wanted Sterling to be part of the failed Sanchez deal.

But if after the closure of the transfer window, talk of Arsenal being in pursuit of the forward is still in the media, Brazil asks, is that not tapping up?

“The window’s shut now so we shouldn’t be talking about this until January, should we? And Arsene Wenger’s always winging about tapping up.

“You know it’s illegal, it’s a joke. You should just get on with it. If you’re Sterling, how do you feel if you’re Sterling?”

Pep Guardiola made it clear earlier in September that there was never any chance of Sterling leaving the Etihad Stadium this summer.

The City manager said: "[Sterling] didn't call me because it wasn't an issue. Never.

"I think I tried to help him since I arrived, his mood when I arrived was not at the top and last season he played really good.

"It was not debatable among the important people at the club - Txiki, Ferran, many people - it was never considered that we would swap him. That was not an option."


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