The Arsenal fans in the Transfer Tavern are desperate for Alexis Sanchez to stay at the club next season…
The Chilean only has a year remaining on his current deal, and with no renewal in sight, many in the pub have been preparing themselves for a departure this summer.
However, according to Goal, Arsenal have no intention of selling this summer – with Arsene Wenger seemingly planning for life with the Chilean still at the club next season.
Whilst a sale may make sense, given that the Gunners risk losing Sanchez on a free at the end of next season, you can certainly understand Arsenal’s point of view. Sanchez is arguably the most important player in the Arsenal first team, and he proved that with a season of incredible performances throughout the course of the 2016/17 campaign.
He ended the season with a stunning 24 league goals, highlighting his worth under Arsene Wenger. Playing across the attack, he was a jack of all trades for the Gunners, often delivering when nobody else would. Next season, that will be crucial.
The retention of Sanchez this summer, though, won’t be enough for the Gunners to compete at the top. Arsene Wenger needs to ensure that his best players are kept hold of, of course, but he also needs to sign a few top players too. Only then will Sanchez likely consider an extension, with the Chilean clearly desperate to win a few trophies.
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