Sanchez’s future in Arsenal under dark clouds
According to reports in England, Alexis Sanchez is ready to accept Arsenal’s stance and see out the final year of his contract before leaving on a free transfer next summer.
Sanchez, who was at Wembley to see Arsenal win the Community Shield and earlier this week, has reportedly informed his team mates and friends that he is now resigned to staying.
Arsene Wenger has insisted that he has the backing of the club’s board to force Sanchez to stay despite risking losing him for nothing when his deal expires next summer.
Arsene Wenger said: “Yes, the board back me to make the decisions on the technical front. Is that comings and goings? That is technical.”
The former Barcelona star has been on the radar of many “biggies” of Europe, most notably being on the radar of Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich this summer as he stalls on signing a new contract, with just a year to run on his current deal. On the other hand, Arsene Wenger still remains confident of keeping his star man with him for the upcoming season.
Earlier, while returning from Chile to resume his training, Sanchez had a brief stop in France. His brief stop-off in France has led to some fans questioning whether PSG is his next destination, while Manchester City supporters are still hopeful he will arrive at the Etihad.
Manchester City are the leading contenders to land the Chile international’s signature after PSG broke their bank to land Neymar in a world record transfer and Bayern Munich were put off by hearing Sanchez’s demands of £4,00,000-a-week.
On the other hand, Arsenal aren’t open to the idea of selling their leading man to Manchester City or any other Premier League rival and they have made it clear by issuing a public statement in this regard.
Sanchez’s transfer case is getting riddled with each and every passing day as the former Barça star is now ready to spend a season at the Emirates before leaving as a free agent when he is likely to get an even more lucrative offer.