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MARTIN KEOWN: Raheem Sterling has cut down on the dribbling... and it has made him more dangerous Individual brilliance is great and we've seen Lionel Messi take on teams to score But intelligent movement is safer and Raheem Sterling has learned from that  When Sterling is not in possession, that is when you need to be wary of him  The Premier League has become a passing game and City move it effectively 

By Martin Keown for the Daily Mail

Published: 00:48 GMT, 2 November 2019 | Updated: 00:48 GMT, 2 November 2019

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Arsene Wenger once took me over to watch our youth team at Arsenal. 

When the boss turns up, everybody tries even harder. They want to impress and Wenger knew that. As we stood there, he told me: 'Watch this kid. Watch what he does.' 

He did not try to catch the eye by being flash or trying too hard. He kept it simple. 'Him, his simplicity, he doesn't change,' Wenger said. 'He's going to make it.' He was pointing out Cesc Fabregas, who was just 16 years old at the time. 

Arsene Wenger knew midfielder Cesc Fabregas was going to make it because of his simplicity

Arsene Wenger knew midfielder Cesc Fabregas was going to make it because of his simplicity

Under Pep Guardiola, Raheem Sterling has become a very intelligent mover off the ball

Under Pep Guardiola, Raheem Sterling has become a very intelligent mover off the ball

Sterling receives the ball in space but passes instead of dribbling

Sterling receives the ball in space but passes instead of dribbling

He runs behind Aston Villa's defence to meet David Silva's pass

He runs behind Aston Villa's defence to meet David Silva's pass

Sterling gathers it and Manchester City are left in a promising position

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Sterling gathers it and Manchester City are left in a promising position

Sure enough, Fabregas was not with the youth team for long. That can be an issue for youngsters nowadays. Individual brilliance is great and we've seen Lionel

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