Arsenal lose Alexis Sanchez but not for good

Lynette Rowe
August 12, 2017

Wenger has of course repeatedly stated that Sanchez will stay at Arsenal this season and said the Chilean forward "has to respect that decision" but is something else going on here?

It's little wonder some of Europe's elite might look to poach the Chile global after Arsenal finished fifth in the Premier League last season. I have had no contact at all with PSG.

Wenger is said to be willing to risk losing Sanchez on a free transfer next summer, rather than sell him to a rival team for his estimated value of £50m.

"You will have so many scientists around the team that who will bring out the team to play on Saturday will be more management specialists than football specialists".

Sanchez in particular has been the subject of intense speculation about his future amid reported interest from the big-spending duo of Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain. "I don't think I would have included him certainly on Friday night - I don't think I would have started him". Despite that, the Gunners endured a humiliating season and settled for a fifth-place finish to lose out on a Champions League spot.

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Wenger led Arsenal to Community Shield success against Chelsea on Sunday, but a return to Premier League action sees the Frenchman limited by familiar fitness concerns.

As well as the silverware, Arsenal's supporters have also had a major signing to celebrate after Wenger broke the club's transfer record to sign prolific French striker Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon.

Sanchez has been instrumental to Arsenal's fortunes ever since he joined them from Barcelona back in the summer of 2014.

Ozil is a doubt against Leicester, however, along with Aaron Ramsey, Per Mertesacker and Shkodran Mustafi, while Laurent Koscielny is suspended.

Manchester City, meanwhile, are hoping they can get a deal done given his determination to work under Pep Guardiola again.

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