Alexis Sanchez is set to be one of the most talked about players of the summer, with Arsenal yet to tie him down to a new contract. The Chilean has been in astonishing form all season, and has been linked with a number of rival clubs including Chelsea, Manchester United, Man City, PSG, Juventus and even Bayern Munich.
Our league campaign has just ended this week, with us missing out on a place in the Champions League for the first time since Arsene Wenger joined the club in 1996, This blow is also likely to fuel the speculatory fire,
FootballFanCast.com recently ran a poll asking ‘Arsenal fans’ whether the club should cash in on Alexis Sanchez this summer, or whether they should take the risk of hanging onto him for next term and risk losing him for free in 12 months time, and they claim the results were in favour of letting him go, despite the chance he could opt to join rivals Chelsea…
I’m of the opinion that we should keep him at all costs, especially keep him away from any of our title/top-four rivals, with his exit guaranteed to send us backwards.
I dispute the poll ran on the above site due to it’s nature as a neutral footballing source, and am expecting contrasting views from Arsenal fans, but it wouldn’t be the first time my intuition with my fellow fans was off.
I can understand if the Chilean wishes to leave, but as a club, we should be refusing to allow such an important player to push for an exit, at least unless a serious replacement can be landed prior to his departure.