Arsenal’s official website has made the mistake of revealing Danny Welbeck as the new owner the Number 7 jersey, which would mean Alexis would be giving up his preferred number.
The Gunners revealed their new home kit this week, and with the opening of sale of the shirts, they made the mistake of placing Danny Welbeck’s name alongside the number 7. The error has since been corrected, but that will have set off the alarm bells as doubts over Alexis’ future increase.
Sanchez is into the final 12 months of his contract in North-London, having failed to agree a new contract with the club in recent years, and is wanted by a number of potential suitors, including Manchester City, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain.
It is believed that the Gunners will refuse to sell to a league rival, while holding out for a £50 Million fee, but Arsene Wenger has also claimed that he expects both Alexis and fellow contract-rebel Mesut Ozil to stay beyond the summer. Unfortunately the Frenchman always keeps his cards close to his chest, and his actual thoughts on potential transfers regularly remains a mystery, and his words cannot be relied upon.
The recent error will only have moved to increase the belief that the forward, who is currently in Russia on international duty, is set to depart from the club.
There could however be the possibility that Alexis will take up a new number, with Lucas Perez number 9 shirt likely to be vacated in the current window, but the fact that he chooses to wear the number 7 jersey for his country leads me to believe he is already wearing his desired number…
Does Welbeck deserve a more respected squad number? How easy a mistake is it to type 23 as a 7? Is Alexis staying or going?