There are a growing number of Arsenal transfer rumours concerning the future of our Chile international star Alexis Sanchez, who along with the other big name Arsenal star Mesut Ozil is currently in talks with the club about an extension to their current contracts which will have just one year left to run at the end of this season.
According to Sky Sports the chances of our German playmaker leaving are pretty slim but the same is not being said of the striker. Alexis appears to much less sure that the Gunners is the right club for him in what are likely to be the peak years of his playing career.
If this is true then Arsenal and Arsene Wenger have a big problem as players on the same sort of level as the Chilean are extremely hard to come by and now that he has proved he can shine in the centre forward position as well as o0n the left flank he is even more important, so how can Arsenal persuade him to stay?
Making him the right offer is one way, of course, and if that means giving him a big pay rise then surely we have to mo9ve with the times and do it. For me, though, his rival for the centre forward role at Arsenal could be a big help. If Sanchez is not deemed fit to face Manchester United at the weekend then the Frenchman is favourite to start in his place and that game could be crucial to keeping Alexis.
If Giroud plays well and helps us to win then it will make our challenge for the Premier League title look strong again and major trophy success is sure to be important to Alexis, especially as Man City and Juventus are the two clubs being linked with him.
A good game from Giroud might also strengthen Arsenal’s bargaining position and make us seem less reliant on the former Barcelona star. Can the big Frenchman cover for the Chilean and do you think Arsenal will persuade him to sign a new deal?