Seaman: It would be 'weird' if Arsenal moved to sign Raheem Sterling

Raheem Sterling

Arsenal legend David Seaman has suggested that it would be a strange move if the club moved to sign Raheem Sterling.

Arsenal legend David Seaman told talkSPORT he feels Raheem Sterling’s desire to join the club is ‘weird’ for the Gunners.

The Daily Star has reported that Sterling is keen on a move to London this summer, with Arsenal and Chelsea reportedly his preferred destinations.

“Yeah I look at that and find it a bit weird – I think with Theo (Walcott) there, they already have a similar sort of player,” he said.

“If a player is there who improves the team, I’m all for it.”

For Sterling to come in at Arsenal, Seaman seems to be suggesting that Walcott may have to be moved on, as Arsene Wenger already have that box ticked.

The Metro has reported that Walcott is ready to sign a new deal with the club after the FA Cup final tomorrow, where he could earn a start after a superb performance against West Brom last weekend where he bagged a hat-trick.

There is a case to suggest that Walcott and Sterling can play in the same team, but that would be based around Theo Walcott consolidating in the centre forward position.

Wenger already has good options up front in the form of Olivier Giroud and Danny Welbeck and he could also opt to bring in another striker if the right sort of player becomes available in the summer transfer market.

Walcott will most likely be left to play a role down one side of Arsenal’s midfield, with Alexis Sanchez and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain also providing wide options.

Arsenal would be naïve not to look at the possibility of signing Sterling because he is a top talent but he’s not a player that the Gunners necessarily need, with more pressing positions needing attention from the boss.

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