Arsenal might have improved in the Premier League rankings, but its dominance might soon come to an end. This is because its star player, Alexis Sanchez, expressed his desire to leave the City and return back to Spain. Sanchez recently told Real Madrid that he would want to play for them.
But despite the impressive statistics of Sanchez, it seems like he’s not that welcomed in Real Madrid. In one of the reports, it was shown that Los Blancos manager, Zinedine Zidane, isn’t interested in getting Sanchez to play for him.
Specifically speaking, Zidane is against the acquisition of Sanchez as he sees him to be unfit for playing in the Champions League and La Liga. Even though the odds might be against him, the Chilean is still optimistic that he’ll make it through the transfer.
As of now, Sanchez’s future with the Gunners is cloudy, especially that he publicly unveiled his intentions. However, there is still no official confirmation that Real Madrid considers such a transfer. This is why Man City grabbed the opportunity and hopes that they’ll get the player by January.
It was very evident how negotiations failed between Sanchez and Man City before the trade deadline. The whopping £60 million bid surprisingly failed as Arsenal hastily declined the deal. But this didn’t stop the City from hoping that the Chilean joins them. And Sanchez isn’t that happy with his current team either.
Alexis Sanchez: A Valued Possession
The Gunners no doubt had a terrible season last year. But despite this, Sanchez still did his best to achieve greatness with his incredible statistics. It was very clear that without his presence, Arsenal would have been in much deeper trouble. The 28-year-old even sustained an injury and spent the final weeks of the break trying to recover from it. And this is surely one of the most unfortunate realities Arsenal needs to accept.
Sanchez only made a single goal in the UEFA Europa League, while he’s still goal-less in the Premier League. This is the best that the Gunners has to offer. Frankly speaking, there’s no other player in Arsene Wenger’s squad that can match Sanchez’s humble efficiency. This is why if the superstar leaves for Real Madrid, they need to prepare a ton of money to replace him.
The Effects of the Possible Transfer
Arsenal FC is currently in the 5th spot in the Premier League rankings. Though they may have climbed up the ladder after the bad start to the season, they still are nowhere near being called as title contenders. And that might worsen even more when Alexis Sanchez, the supposedly only “high-caliber” player in Wenger’s arsenal, might leave for Spain.
Man City is on top of the betting game with 4/6 odds, while Man United has 13/5 odds. That alone is a daunting challenge for the Gunners to overtake. Add up Tottenham and Chelsea’s 12/1 and 10/1 odds and you got yourself a near-impossible run for the title. Even the best football free bets odds you can find for Arsenal is 33/1 to win the Premier League championship.
This is a testament to the unlikely scenario that Arsenal will make it to the Championship. And Sanchez leaving his desperately-trying-team is short of saying that they’re done. His pass success percentage of 76.7% is too valuable to lose. And though he still hasn’t scored a goal in the Premier League, his jack-of-all-trades gameplay makes him worthy to be called as a captain ball.
Diving into the team’s individual games, one can see how they dominate each game. The team’s betting odds also show their dominance. Fortunately, the recent games they had were against much weaker teams. Take for example their 8/13 odds against Watford’s 4/1, and the 8/11 versus Crvena Zvezda’s 7/2.
You now get how the trend goes. But what if they’ll face a higher-caliber team like the two Manchester clubs, or Tottenham, or perhaps Chelsea? They’re sure going to face disaster. With this being said, it all boils down to the reality that Sanchez leaving the team would only spell disaster for the Gunners.