Just a few days after Arsene Wenger gave a statement assuring the Arsenal fans that he would not be selling either of the club’s two star players who both now have just one year left on their current contracts, there are rumours that Alexis Sanchez could be just days away from sealing his transfer to our Premier League rivals Man City.
Metro is reporting the news from Spain that Gerard Romero who works for the Catalan sports outfit and has a good track record when it comes to the transfer dealings of Pep Guardiola, has claimed that our Chilean international forward has chosen City over Bayern Munich and other suitors.
This, if true, would make the Arsenal boss look a bit stupid, unless of course you look closely at his recent comments and see that the Frenchman did include a proviso on the sale of either Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil.
Wenger said, ‘They [Sanchez and Ozil] will stay at the club and hopefully we can extend their contracts.
‘You cannot weaken the club and weaken the team.
‘You want to strengthen the team. Unless you find a player of the same calibre.’
So could Wenger be close to the transfer of a player in the same league as Alexis? He could if you believe the rumours in the football press today about the Gunners launching a big money bid for the Real Madrid and Colombia star James Rodriguez. So is the Rodriguez bid a response to Sanchez signing for Man City?