The latest Arsenal transfer rumours are saying that Arsene Wenger has told Barcelona that Hector Bellerin is not for sale at any price, no matter how much he really wants to go back and rejoin his family in Cataluña. We know all too well how Le Prof feels about honouring contracts and as the young Spaniard has already committed himself to Arsenal for the next six years then he should not be allowed to change his mind on a whim.
Is this not also true of Alexis Sanchez? If you remember what Wenger said after the victory over Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-final. He said: “Alexis Sanchez was like the team, he had problems to start with and became stronger and stronger. He is an animal, always ready to kill the opponent. He will never give up. He will be here next year because he has a contract with us and hopefully we will manage to extend it.”
So why should Wenger lie? The fact is that the Gunners will have a far better chance of winning the League next season if we keep Alexis and Ozil, and ALSO get in an exceptional striker to knock in the goals.
Arsenal are on of the Top Five richest clubs in the World, and can surely afford to let Alexis go next season on a free transfer. We asked the JustArsenal readers a month ago about the Alexis situation, and this was the final results of the poll…..
Should Arsenal cash-in on Sanchez or risk losing him for free next year?
Keep him no matter what (42%, 900 Votes)
Refuse to sell unless he moves abroad (33%, 707 Votes)
Sell him if terms fail (25%, 522 Votes)
Total Voters: 2,129
If Wenger really wants to get the fans back on board then he should put his foot down and make Alexis honour his contract. We know that Sanchez will still play his heart out for us next season whatever his contract situation, and surely we will stand to gain more by keeping him if he can lead us to the Premier League title?
Will Wenger keep his word?