This Alexis Sanchez saga has been the focus of Arsenal fans all summer, and while Arsene Wenger has been trying his hardest to get Thomas Lemar in as the Chilean’s replacement, it has now been reported that the Gunners have run out of time and will now refuse to sell Alexis to Manchester City.
Despite reports that Monaco have accepted a 92m GBP offer from Arsenal, the Guardian reporter David Hytner has now broken the news that Alexis will be staying at the Emirates….
This is from the official Guardian Twitter page…
Sanchez stays at Arsenal after Gunners run out of time to agree deal with Thomas Lemar Transfer deadline day: live https://t.co/ehNB5ykc6M
— Guardian sport (@guardian_sport) August 31, 2017
And here is Hytners report….
Just in – Alexis Sanchez stays at Arsenal!
Alexis Sanchez is staying at Arsenal. That is the message from the club and it would now be a shock if there were to be any late turns to this infernal saga (it takes a toll, you know!). Manchester City came in earlier today with a second offer for the Chile striker – of £55m, plus £5m in add-ons – but it has come down to Arsenal being able to sign a new attacking player. Quite simply, they look to have run out of time on that front. They wanted Monaco’s Thomas Lemar and the French club demanded that they pay 100m euros for him. Which Arsenal indicated they were willing to do. But there appears to be insufficient time for Arsenal to now agree a package with Lemar, particularly as he is in the France squad for this evening’s game against Holland – which kicks off in about three hours. Were Arsenal able to get Lemar, they would have been inclined to take the £60m from City for Sanchez. But it is unlikely to happen now.
So is this good news that Alexis will be staying? Will he give his utmost for the Gunners?