Arsene Wenger has claimed that Alexis Sanchez is happy at Arsenal, and that his agent stands in the way of an agreement at present.
We have seen for a time now that Alexis is frustrated with his current situation, and many of us blamed that on him wanting to leave for pastures new.
He recently came out in the press to insist he wanted to stay in London, but that his team must match his ambition in wanting to win things.
Wenger has now moved to dismiss the thought that his star player is unhappy at Arsenal, insisting that he wants to stay with the Gunners beyond the summer.
‘I believe that basically he wants to stay,’ Wenger said.
‘It’s down to find an agreement with the agent.
‘The player first has to see if they are happy, most of the time it’s down to find an agreement.
‘Finances are important, yes.’
The Chilean has certainly been unhappy in recent months, albeit with our team struggling in the league and with our Champions League campaign having ended.
There have been reports claiming the star has told team-mates that he is quitting the club come the summer, with a number of top clubs all believed to be interested.
Wenger’s claims do not have me convinced unfortunately, although we of course want to believe that our top goalscorer will extend his stay in North-London.
It appears to me that the Frenchman is keeping his cards close to his chest as usual, and that he will attempt to play hard ball instead of being haggled over his price-tag.
Could Alexis really sign a new deal? Is Sanchez’s unhappiness due to wanting to move, or just wanting Arsenal to do better?