So with Alexis Sanchez being left out of the Arsenal team to face Bournemouth, it has now been revealed by Arsene Wenger that his future is set to be finalised mminently, although he seemed to indicate that Sanchez could still go to either Man United or Man City. Wenger said: said: “He’s been vague at the moment, his situation is not decided one way or the other so I left him at home.”
Asked if a resolution, one way or the other, was imminent, Wenger added: “Yes, but don’t read too much into it because even I don’t know what way it will go.
“You want to focus on the players who are on the pitch who can do well for the club.”
And as for his replacement, which now seems certain to be the Brazilian Malcom from Bordeaux. The CanalPlus journalist Romain Collet-Gaudin has posted this pic of Malcom and his entourage a couple of hours ago…
— Romain Collet-Gaudin (@RomainCG75) January 14, 2018
The latest rumours are that Man City are not prepared to meet Arsenal’s price for Alexis, but the Man United boss Jose Mourinho seems to think he is a bargain at any price. Mourinho said: “What we believe is there are some players in the football world where, if you have a chance to sign them, whether it is in January, March or July, then you have to try.
“In relation to Sanchez all I can say, which everyone else says, is that he is a phenomenal player. I feel I shouldn’t say much more than this.”
But now, with the Malcom arrival imminent, it only remains to be seen if Alexis will accept Man United’s offer or wait for Man City in the summer….