Arsene Wenger has been standing firm with his comments about Alexis Sanchez, insisting that Arsenal will not sell our star striker during this summer transfer window, but maybe the Frenchman should not have used the example of the former Gunners striker Robin van Persie in his interview.
After all, despite Wenger insisting that the two situations are completely different, we do not have to look hard to see a similarity or two. The final year of a contract. Wanting to leave after seeing Arsenal fail to challenge for the Premier League or Champions League trophy. Wanted by a direct EPL rival and while Wenger uses their age difference to illustrate his point he was wrong and there is less than half a year’s difference.
So all this has done is to remind us that sometimes Wenger will say one thing and the do another and if that is going to happen again then we can only hope that Arsenal sell Alexis to a club in a different country and league. It looked as if that might be the German champions Bayern Munich but their president has declared the interest in Sanchez to be over, leaving just Man City pursuing our player.
Until now that is, because The Telegraph is reporting that PSG are back in the game. They have the money to pay a big transfer fee and give the Chilean a massive wage. They always have a great chance of winning the French Ligue 1 title but perhaps more important is their stated desire to win the Champions League.
Could all this add up to Arsenal selling Alexis Sanchez to PSG?