There has been a lot of gossip about Alexis Sanchez and his contract talks with Arsenal this season, which will continue as long as there is no concrete decision on his future. Most of the rumours have been about how much money the Chilean wants to earn, but Arsene Wenger has hinted that for top stars like Ozil and Sanchez it is no longer just about money, they are hungry for trophies and success.
Many times we have heard Alexis talk about how desperate he is to win a big trophy, and he has said it again today on Arsenal.com. “I definitely feel like an important player and my teammates let me know every day,” he said. “I try to prove that I am an important player every day and game after game. I believe we have the players and the quality to win many things.
“I feel really happy and comfortable at the club,” added the striker. “I want to give the fans a new title. We always get our fans’ support in the thin and the thick, which is great. We must win the Premier League or the Champions League for them.”
He is certainly the catalyst for most of our urgency on the pitch this season, and maybe this is the hunger that we have badly needed to see from all our players but have rarely seen. What worries me though is whether he will sign a new contract if we don’t manage to win anything in this campaign….