Arsene Wenger: Why I Did Not Sign Raheem Sterling.

Arsene Wenger: Why I Did Not Sign Raheem Sterling.

Arsene Wenger has praised the activities of Manchester United and Manchester City after the two side secured the signings of some top players.

Manchester United signed both Bastian Schweinsteiger and Morgan Schneiderlin and according to the Arsenal manager, these stars they have succeeded in getting are 'top-class' players.

“We knew they wouldn’t be happy with finishing outside the top three and that they would respond,” said Wenger.

“They have made some interesting signings. They came out of the season thinking they have to rebuild their midfield, and they did it by buying two important players - Schweinsteiger and Schneiderlin. They are two top-class players.

“One who is now coming up to the top level in Schneiderlin, and one who has done it all. It will be interesting to see how they mix with the other players.”

Another big transfer in the English Premier League is that of Raheem Sterling from Liverpool to Manchester City. The English international has agreed to join the Etihad outfit for £49million and Wenger who confessed to have been a long time admirer of the forward said that he wouldn't have been able to get a place if he came to Arsenal.

"On the offensive front we have many creative players, midfield as well," Wenger told Sky Sports News HQ on his side's arrival in Singapore. "They are players I know well and like – Schneiderlin, Schweinsteiger and Sterling. but offensively we have plenty of players.”

“For me Sterling is a top-class player. It’s a good buy for Man City. An expensive one, but they can afford it. Personally I like him.

“I didn’t make a bid because he plays in an area where we have plenty of players. We have Danny Welbeck, Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Alexis Sanchez. Jack Wilshere can play there, Serge Gnabry.

Raheem Sterling now has the record for the most expensive English footballer in the history of the game, football.

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