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Raheem Sterling insists Man City had missed Sergio Aguero after striker returned in Arsenal win

Man City star Raheem Sterling admits Sergio Aguero had been missed after he returned for his first match since June in narrow win over Arsenal: ‘To have an out-and-out striker to link up with was really good again’

  • Sergio Aguero played his first game since June in Man City’s win over Arsenal
  • He didn’t make a telling impact but Raheem Sterling was glad he to see him back
  • Sterling scored the only goal as City got their season back on track with victory

Raheem Sterling acknowledged that Manchester City benefited from the return of Sergio Aguero as they ground out a 1-0 win against Arsenal to get their season back on track.

Sterling has had to play as a false nine this season with Aguero and Gabriel Jesus missing but the Argentine’s first action since injuring his knee in June gave City a better shape and allowed Sterling to play deeper where he filled in for Kevin De Bruyne, who had a muscular problem.

‘To have an out-and-out striker to link up with was really good again,’ said Sterling, who missed England’s last group of internationals to rest a hamstring…