Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has admitted that he made a mistake in not signing Raheem Sterling when the Manchester City star was at QPR.
England midfielder Sterling came through the ranks at Loftus Road before making a move to Liverpool for a £600,000 fee in 2010 at the age of 15 and went on to become one of the Premier League’s most exciting young talents.
And Wenger now says that Arsenal were pipped to the Jamaican-born star’s signature by Liverpool after dragging their feet.
“We had many players on the flanks, but when Sterling was at QPR – that’s where we should take the players,” the Gunners boss rued.
“We watched him but you miss obvious players. The history of every club is full of top players that you missed. At the time Liverpool were quicker.”