Arturo Vidal has urged Bayern Munich to sign Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal this summer, but would the North-Londoners really consider his sale?
The Gunners have dropped out of the title chase this season, and would need four wins and a draw from their remaining five matches just to catch up to leaders Leicester’s current points tally.
A number of injuries have been blamed for their failings in recent seasons, and the club will surely be expected to bolster their options in the coming window, and with Wenger known to be shrewd with the finances of the club, could he be willing to sell in order to buy?
Many pessimistic fans believe that we remain a selling club and that every player has his price, but I disagree. Yes, Arsene did allow Gael Clichy, Samir Nasri and Cesc Fabregas to leave in 2011, followed by the departure of Van Persie the next summer, but no key players have left in recent seasons, and much of the club’s money was tied up in paying off the Emirates Stadium.
The arrivals of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil for fees in excess of £35 Million each, shows the club are now willing to spend if the right player becomes available, and as of yet, none of them have shown an inkling to leave.
The Chilean still has two years remaining on his current deal, and there is reported to have been talks over an extension, although the DailyStar are claiming these have been delayed, with the superstar duo demanding some key additions this summer before agreeing terms.
Carlo Ancelotti is believed to be keen on making Alexis one of his first signings for when he takes over from Pep Guardiola at the end of the season, but I’m telling you now that he will not be sold in the close-season, but should he fail to agree a new deal, may well leave in a years time.
Do you REALLY believe we would sell Sanchez this summer?