Arsenal fans react as Guardiola says they proposed Sterling for Sanchez swap

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola confirmed in his Liverpool pre-match press conference on Friday that Arsenal wanted Raheem Sterling as part of the deal that would have taken Alexis Sanchez the other way on deadline day, but there was “zero chance” of it happening.

The Mirror claimed just hours before the window shut that the Gunners had accepted a £60m offer from the Citizens for the Chile forward, but the move never went through as the north London outfit failed to complete a deal for Monaco’s Thomas Lemar.

Now it appears as though Arsene Wenger tried to get Sterling in part exchange instead, but Guardiola wasn’t keen on losing the 22-year-old ahead of an important season.

Arsenal supporters were quick to have their say on the news via social media, and while many are happy that they didn’t sign the England international, others say that they’ve “had enough”.

Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…