There have been so many Arsenal rumours lately about Alexis Sanchez and his wish to leave the club as soon as possible that it is becoming to look like a certainty, but the opposing Man City gossip is saying that they are happy to wait for a free transfer in the summer rather than pay any cash in January.
But today’s Man City draw against Crystal Palace may have changed all that as Gabriel Jesus was injured and is expected to be out for a month, while De Bruyne had to be carried off on a stretcher and his problem may be even more serious.
With the rumours also saying that wenger would rather cash in on the Chilean, and the gossip that the Arsenal players are also keen to see him out of the dressing room as soon as possible, these injuries could force Pep Guardiola to be a little more proactive in the transfer market.
When Pep was asked about Alexis after the game, the City boss revealed that there would have to be discussions but that was all he would give away. “I don’t know,” Pep said. “He is a player for Arsenal and I think he is going to stay there.
“We will have internal meetings and see what is for the best, but he is an Arsenal player and I think he will be [after January].”
But the fact is that if Wenger and the players really want Alexis to leave, then this could force Man City to put in a substantial bid to get the Chilean before the summer. and give Wenger a good fund towards bringing in a replacement. The boss has never been shy about taking large chunks of oil money off the Citizens in the past, so would he do so again in January?