Former Manchester United defender Paul Parker: Arsenal are the ‘perfect’ club for Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling

Arsenal and Manchester City are reportedly interested in Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling.

Former Manchester United defender Paul Parker has explained in his Eurosport column why Arsenal are the best club for Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling.

According to BBC Sport, Sterling is on the radar of North London outfit Arsenal, with last season’s Premier League champions Manchester City also said to be interested in the services of the England international.

“Arsenal would be perfect,” Parker wrote on on Tuesday. “Sterling is a special talent, but he needs polishing.

“Someone said this morning that we still don't know if Sterling is the next Eden Hazard or the next Aaron Lennon - I don't agree.

“He's already got far more than Lennon, in terms of skills. He's a street footballer, as quick as anyone in the game when it comes to springing off the mark, full of guile.”

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is known to work wonders with young players, and he is likely to be successful with someone as talented and gifted as Sterling.

The problem is that the Gunners have enough quality players and are not exactly in need of Sterling at the moment.

Letting Theo Walcott go and signing Sterling as his ‘replacement’ could be an option for Wenger, but even then, there is no guarantee that the youngster will be able to get regular playing time.

Sterling is one of the best young players in England, but at Arsenal there are more established and experienced footballers.

It will be very tough for the 20-year-old to get into and maintain his place in the Arsenal starting line-up.

If Sterling does move to Arsenal in the summer transfer window, then he should be prepared to spend time on the substitutes’ bench and have patience.

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