It seems that a decision on the future of Alexis Sanchez’s future has already been decided, but he is not allowed to reveal it until after the Final of the Confederations Cup on July 2nd.
Alexis scored a penalty in the semi-final shoot-out against Portugal to set up a meeting with Mustafi’s Germany side in St Petersburg on Sunday, and in a subsequent press conference – strangely enough sitting alongside Manchester City’s Claudio Bravo – Sanchez said: “My future will be decided after the cup. I know what it is, but cannot say.”
It has also been reported that the Sky Sports reporter Bryan Swanson asked him after the official conference: “Alexis, I’m from Sky Sports, what are the chances of you staying at Arsenal?”
Sanchez replied: “I don’t know my friend, I don’t know.” Which is obviously untrue! But this does not bode well for Arsenal fans…
I think just about everyone is assuming that he will be in the same City dressing room as Bravo next season, but he is not allowed to reveal any details until the Gunners have secured a top quality signing to soften the blow of his departure. I just seriously hope that if he does go to the Etihad then we get Sergio Aguero in exchange or the flak from the fans will be enormous.
Nothing less than Aguero, Aubameyang or Mbappe will be enough to appease the simmering frustration of the Arsenal fans, which came out in the heckling of Ivan Gazidis at the Emirates Q&A yesterday.
The next couple of weeks could be very difficult for Wenger and the Arsenal fans. Let’s hope he gets things right…