Well at least it is all out in the open now. Arsenal and Alexis Sanchez are being held to ransom by Henrik Mkhitaryan who is the lynchpin in massive transfer of Alexis to Manchester United. The Gunners are refusing to allow Alexis to move to Old Trafford unless Mkhitaryan is included as part of the deal, and the Armenian midfielder seems to be making increasingly proposterous demands before he signs on the dotted line.
So the Arsenal exodus continues, with Sky Sports confirming that Theo Walcott has been to Everton’s training ground and passed his medical yesterday for the Toffees.
The report stated: Theo Walcott has passed a medical and agreed personal terms with Everton ahead of his proposed move from Arsenal.
Well we are all waiting for the final decision on the transfer of Alexis Sanchez to Man United, and we all know that Arsene Wenger promised Arsenal fans a decision one way or the other in “48 hours” but obviously he doesn’t ever talk about transfers ’til they are cut and dried.
The Everton manager Sam Allardyce has been totally honest in revealing his desire to take the Arsenal winger Theo Walcott to Goodison Park (which makes a refreshing change in itself) and after two weeks of negotiations the BBC have now reported that the talks are now close to completion and Theo has played his last game for Arsenal. The Mirror is also reporting that Walcott is having his medical today.
The Everton boss Sam Allardyce told us all last week that he was very keen to sign the Arsenal winger Theo Walcott, but Arsene Wenger said it was far from being a done deal, and we know how Le Prof hates giving anything away on his transfer dealings.
After everybody (including Arsenal fans and TV pundits) thought that Alexis Sanchez would be a certainty to get a chance to rejoin Pep Guardiola at Man City, it now seems nailed-on that the Chilean will be moving to Man United instead.
Craig Burley has claimed that Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez is more than happy to sit tight and wait for his move to Manchester City.
The Chilean is currently into the final six months of his contract, and is being targeted for a move this month by both Manchester United and Man City.
The Alexis Sanchez saga has been rumbling on for over a year, and it would appear that he will be leaving Arsenal at the earliest opportunity going by the way that Wenger has softened his stance and has resigned himself to losing the Chilean.