On the face of it, Arsenal fans will probably be pleased to hear that our star striker Alexis Sanchez issued a firm denial to the question of whether he was set for a transfer away from Arsenal. Things are not quite so simple, though, so while we can take some hope from this it might be a bit too soon to start ordering your new Arsenal shirt with Alexis 7 on the back.
As reported by Metro, the Chile international was asked about a possible transfer to Bayern Munich by a German football reporter after Chile and Germany drew their confederations cup match yesterday, in which the Gunner scored with a bit of help from an error by his club colleague Shkodran Mustafi.
Alexis replied, “No.”
However, the report suggests that his reply may have been meant as he did not want to talk about it, as Sanchez has also offered evasive answers to other questions about his future this week. Even if this was a firm denial about signing for the German giants it does not mean that he will be staying and playing for the Gunners.
It might even signal the worst possible news for Arsenal fans, that he is determined to move clubs but wants to stay in the English Premier League, with title rivals Man City and Chelsea both said to be keen.