It will be a hugely disappointing summer for Arsenal fans and everyone connected with the club, except maybe silent Stan Kroenke and his bean counters, if we do not end this current campaign as Premier League title winners. But at least it will not mean that Arsenal lose our superstar striker Alexis Sanchez.
Well as long as the powers that be at the Emirates stadium listen to his contract demands in the summer. And if they do it will be great news for everyone. As reported by The Sun, Arsenal are set to sit down with the Chile international to thrash out the terms of a new long term contract and the dynamic forward is supposedly happy to stay with the Gunners, with a couple of conditions.
One is a pay rise, although it is not a massive one as his current wages are not far off the £160,000 a week the paper claims he is asking for. The most important of his demands are the assurances he wants about the direction of the club.
Alexis is apparently asking for the club to confirm that it shares his ambition to compete at the highest level. In essence he wants promises about the future transfer plans. So it seems as though Sanchez is about as impressed as the rest of us with Arsene Wenger spending less than £20 million on just two new players over the last couple of transfer windows and telling us that there is just nobody out there while all our EPL rivals seem to be having no trouble tracking down transfer targets.
You tell em Alexis. Don’t you just love him even more now?