Alexis Sanchez being at Arsenal in 2017/18 looks less and less likely as the days pass and El Mercurio from his Chilean homeland have issued an interesting report regarding the attacker’s situation, pinpointing two of his biggest problems with life at the Emirates Stadium.
The 28-year-old has been the star of the show for the Gunners this term, notching 18 goals and nine assists in league action, but his future has been the subject of doubt for some time.
Sanchez himself has insisted he’s “happy” in London but that he wants to play for a “winning” team amid links with Chelsea, while his contract stand-off with Arsenal means he’s heading towards the final 12 months of his current deal – a period in which players’ values drop significantly.
A fair few punters here in the Transfer Tavern are convinced he’ll be gone in a few months’ time and El Mercurio have revealed that the London club’s lack of ambition in the transfer market and his bad relationship with his team-mates has left him disillusioned with life at the club.
Sanchez, snapped up from Barcelona in 2014, is, arguably, Arsenal’s last marquee signing, with Petr Cech the only addition of summer 2015, while none of Arsene Wenger’s signings last year were particularly notable, lending bulk to such claims.
The attacker has also cut a frustrated figure during defeats and has reportedly had a bust-up with his manager and team-mates ahead of their Premier League loss to Liverpool in March – a game for which he was dropped to the bench.
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