Arsenal fans in the Transfer Tavern have had to endure another turbulent season, with the Gunners failing to secure the Premier League title last season and falling off the pace in recent weeks, which has led to increasing concerns.
With key-men Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez now into the final 18 months of their deals at the Emirates Stadium, Arsenal face a huge test between now and the end of the season to convince their two most expensive recruits to commit their future.
Should neither secure themselves down to an extended deal by the summer, Arsenal may be forced to cash-in and Atletico Madrid are the latest side to join the chase for Chilean sensation Alexis Sanchez, according to Don Balon.
The reports from the Spanish media indicate that Atletico will look to bring Alexis Sanchez back to Spanish football if they lose the services of Antoine Griezmann, although they could also make a move if they offload Saul Niguez.
Arsenal would surely rather sell to abroad than to another Premier League side like Manchester City but losing the two-time Copa America winner would be a huge blow and the South American would be extremely difficult to replace.
Alexis has been Arsenal’s finest player this season, netting 15 goals in all competitions and securing a further ten assists, and the punters at the bar would surely down their sorrows if their side lost the services of the former Barcelona man.