Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan is a controversial and outspoken figure anyway, but when it comes to Manchester City star Raheem Sterling, he has gone further than most. Having previously criticised the England man for his gun tattoo and stood up for wider newspaper coverage of the player, he has now warmed to him. But he got a little more than he bargained for when he asked the player to sign for his beloved Arsenal.
Sterling has previously been a target for the wider British press, who have accused him of being ‘obscene’ when it comes to spending his wages among other things, and more seriously he has been racially abused both at home and abroad.
But the 24-year-old has developed into a wonderful player and man, as Morgan pointed out when congratulating him for winning the Integrity and Impact Award se BT Sport. Recently, Sterling invited over 500 students at his former school to watch City beat Brighton in the FA Cup semi final, and he paid for the funeral of a young boy who died.
On the pitch, he could be set to inspire City to a domestic treble and also win both the PFA and Football Writers’ Player of the Year awards. Pep Guardiola has had a real impact on his game and he hasn’t looked back since he took over. It is no wonder, then, that Morgan wants Sterling to sign for Arsenal, but he was shunned rather emphatically and hilariously for his efforts.
Im running out of battery sorry 🏃🏾♂️🏃🏾♂️🏃🏾♂️— Raheem Sterling (@sterling7) April 25, 2019
After thanking the former editor of the Daily Mirror for his message, he simply answered that his phone was running out of battery. We don’t think he’ll be leaving the Etihad Stadium anytime soon, especially for a team struggling to qualify for the Champions League next season, let alone the Premier League title.
While City and Sterling are three wins away from another crown, the Gunners have seen their top four hopes dashed by two defeats to Crystal Palace and Wolves this week. But Unai Emery will face his former side Valencia in the semi finals of the Europa League, and winning that competition would be enough to see them return to the biggest tournament in Europe.