Arsenal fans have been following the Alexis Sanchez saga all summer, and he looks ever-likely to move on in the next 36 hours. Manchester City have been favourites to land the Chilean international all summer, and the latest claim is that Raheem Sterling has been offered as part of the deal to bring him to the Etihad although that has now been discounted by SkySports.
A similar offer is claimed to have come from Manchester United, with claims of a £60 Million + Chris Smalling offer having been received, and now the Bleacher Report are claiming that Sanchez’s team have made contact with the Red Devils over a possible move. Would Wenger really sell to Jose Mourinho? That would be the ultimate insult to Arsenal fans…
Man City’s Kevin De Bruyne is keen to see the Chilean arrive this summer, and believes he would be a ‘good addition’.
Former Sky Sports pundit Richard Keys is of the belief that he will join the Citizens this summer, and thinks that Arsenal would be right to sell this summer.
Keys blogged: “Those who believe in ‘loyalty’ should back Wenger’s stance on Sanchez. I don’t. I’d sell.
“The truth is Sanchez left Arsenal three months ago.
“He’s a distraction in the dressing room in exactly the same way as the uncertainty surrounding Wenger was last season.
“Get rid of Sanchez. Take Sergio Aguero in exchange if you can – if not, take City’s money.
“I still believe they will, but this should’ve been done so much earlier in the summer.”
The biggest and most interesting rumour however is that the Arsenal players have supposedly turned on the 28 year-old, and want his disruptive influence removed from the clubs ranks.
Arsene Wenger has been adamant that Alexis will not leave the club this summer, and while we have heard it all before only for players to be sold, we remain uncertain with less than 48 hours left in the window.
Will he stay or go? Should we stay firm and refuse or enough is enough? Do we have time to bring in a replacement?