I reckon that most Arsenal fans have given up any hope that there will be a change of mind from our Chile international star and that the Gunners will soon have to cope without the services up front of Alexis Sanchez. Whether that is to be from next summer or a bit earlier is another matter.
There is an Arsenal transfer rumour in the Daily Star this week, however, which says to me that it would be a much better move for Arsenal to get shot of Sanchez in the January transfer window rather than stubbornly hanging onto him and seeing him leave for nothing at the end of the season.
If that happened we would still need to find a replacement and anyone with the ability would not come cheap, so this report that claims there could be a transfer swap on the cards with PSG for their German international Julian Draxler would fix that problem and kill two birds with one stone, so to speak.
It would also keep Alexis out of the clutches of our direct Premier League rivals, most notably Man City, and there could even be a third plus point to this deal, as bringing in Draxler may just help to persuade his international teammate Mesut Ozil to stay with Arsenal and see what they can do in the middle of the park on a club level.
Come on Arsene, get on this transfer swap will you?