Arsenal fans in the Transfer Tavern have found the latest read a bitter pill to swallow, as they crowd the bar looking to order a fresh round to help them cope.
Speaking to Chilean newspaper La Tercera via the Telegraph after the recent victory over Burnley, Gunners legend Robert Pires stated he’s held talks with Alexis regarding his future, revealing the player doesn’t know what he’s doing.
“I asked Alexis last week about his renewal. He told me that he didn’t know, that he only wants to play. He doesn’t know what is going to happen, he just wants to play and enjoy it.”
“All we want is for Alexis to remain at Arsenal. I hope he renews his contract because he is a wonderful player. Alexis is the engine of the car. I hope he stays forever.”
Alexis has led Arsenal’s attack valiantly this season but has just 18 months remaining on his current deal, which has left the Gunners battling to secure their star-man’s future- along with the equally pivotal Mesut Ozil.
Playing a direct part in 22 Premier League goals this season, which is more than any other player in Europe’s top five leagues, our landlord believes Alexis is irreplaceable but isn’t confident of a positive conclusion.
The Gooners here in the Transfer Tavern are not happy with the situation having seen Liverpool secure a deal for Philippe Coutinho today, with them all agreeing the club need to pull their finger out and secure a deal for the player.
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