There are numerous rumours flying around at the moment about Alexis Sanchez’s attitude disrupting the Arsenal dressing room, with his fellow players sick to death of his selfish play and obvious wish to be away from the club. There have been some strange headlines lately like ‘Arsenal stars ‘sick’ of Alexis Sanchez and want him sold during January transfer window‘ and “ALEXIS DESPERATE TO LEAVE ARSENAL IN JANUARY & WANTS MAN CITY MOVE>.
The last named (from Goal) has some serious allegations about Sanchez and says that when Man City were snubbed by Arsenal in the last minute of the summer window…: “The forward was so angry that he told friends at the time that he never wanted to play for Arsenal again. City quickly assured his agent, Fernando Felicevich, that they would make a fresh move in January, and it is believed a verbal agreement over personal terms has been reached in the intervening months.”
And they think that relations have broken down so much that… “It is also understood that the Gunners are ready to cut their losses on the 29-year-old, as it has become clear to his coaches and team-mates that he has no desire to stay at the Emirates Stadium for much longer.”
This is all very emotive language, and one always has to ask if there is no smoke without fire. But when you see Alexis’ performance against Palace you have to ask if it is all just bovine faeces and the media are just stirring up the Arsenal fans as usual. But could Sanchez really be hated by his team-mates and is simply playing to persuade City to buy him in January? Or is it just hogwash?