Arsene Wenger has a big decision to make on the Arsenal and Chile international forward Alexis Sanchez, who finished his summer of international duties as Chile lost to Germany in last night’s Confederations Cup final. Arsenal fans will be hoping that the striker now has a good rest before coming back to play for the Gunners but most people in the football press seem to think it will be another club’s fans cheering on the Chilean next season.
If the recent Arsenal transfer rumours are right then we could be about to see one or two big players sign for Arsenal this week and if that happens then I reckon Wenger will start to deal with the Alexis situation. It does appear that our EPL rivals Man City are in pole position as they are willing to splash more cash than Bayern Munich and apparently the forward is happy in England.
The Bayern boss Carlo Ancelotti, however, has clearly not given up on Alexis and in a Metro report his words seem intended to give Arsenal the chance to not sell to a rival, as long as we are not too greedy on the transfer fee. The Italian came straight out and admitted that he is a big fan of Sanchez and that his club were ready to do the deal but would not be paying crazy money.
So will Wenger accept a lower transfer fee just to keep Alexis away from Man City?