If the rumours are true, Alexis Sanchez has now accepted he will remain an Arsenal player beyond this summer and the Gunners in the Transfer Tavern are delighted.
The forward who was so influential for Arsene Wenger’s side last season has appeared to be chasing a move away all summer, though Wenger has insisted he will not be sold this transfer window.
Unfortunately for Arsenal, with Sanchez now having entered the final year of his current contract, it means he can leave for free next summer.
The Chilean sat out of the Gunners’ Community Shield victory over Chelsea on Sunday.
A slightly makeshift starting XI beat Antonio Conte’s side 4-1 on penalties following a 1-1 draw after 90 minutes.
Despite performing well against the Blues, it’s unlikely Arsene Wenger will utilise the same side on the opening day.
We’ve been debating and think Wenger should start this side to see off Leicester on Friday night…
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