Alexis makes it very clear that he’s disappointed with Arsenal!

Alexis Sanchez is a character who despite not receiving a lot of attention from the media spotlight at Arsenal, is never too far from the cameras of the rest of the world. Our very own superstar has the world on his shoulders and he is in a position to demand what he desires from the club right now.

Of course there is the ongoing transfer speculation surrounding whether he will sign a new contract with the Gunners or not. He has a deal until the summer of next season, but Arsenal will make it clear that the contract needs to be signed in the summer at the latest. As a result, Alexis has made his intentions known on several occasions that there will be no more contractual discussions with the club until the summer, with the player preferring to see out how the campaign finishes for the Gunners.

Currently Arsenal’s chances of making the Top Four look slim. The odds may have improved ever so slightly after our 2-0 win over Manchester United, but the Gunners still find themselves out of touch with the likes of 3rd and 4th placed Liverpool and Manchester City. I find it quite likely that the Gunners will miss out on Champions League football for the first time ever under Wenger, despite having ‘world-class’ players like Ozil, Cech, Alexis and Koscielny in the team.

The Champions League itself is of course a competition that Arsenal have had no luck in since the late 2000’s. Of course our greatest achievement was runners up in 2006, whilst a few semi final appearances here and there had maintained our worthiness in the competition. Arsenal have however proven in recent years that we cannot hack it in Europe and with the Gunners looking unlikely to secure a place in Europe’s biggest club competition for next season, I think we may have a struggle on our hands keeping some of our biggest players.

Finally Arsenal’s run in the FA Cup is our biggest success story so far and we will return to Wembley at the end of May to face the likely Premier League champions Chelsea. It’s Arsenal’s best and only chance of silverware this season and for Alexis Sanchez, success in this competition is key.

In a Sky Sports report, Alexis is quoted as saying: “I don’t think it has been a very good season for me because I came here to win trophies, to be competing in the Champions League semi-finals and to win the Premier League, and I feel disappointed that we aren’t in a position to win the Premier League or the Champions League. We do have the FA Cup final coming up and we’ll give it our all to try to win it.

“What I want to do now is to finish the season well, try to qualify for the Champions League, win the FA Cup and then I’ll sit down with the club to decide what I’m going to do.”

Those words in my opinion are the words of a player who could not sound more disappointed, frustrated and simply embarrassed by the efforts of his team. Alexis puts in a shift week in week out as a world class player, yet his efforts on the pitch achieve little reward when it comes to being successful with silverware.

When Alexis joined in 2014 the Gunners had just won their first major honour since 2005. I wouldn’t go as far as to say that it was the moment that signified a turn in our future, but it did offer promise that a return to challenging for greater success may be on the cards. A back to back FA Cup win, inspired by Alexis himself in the next season showed great intentions that the club was now ready to consistently challenge on a larger scale, only to be let down at the end of the following season. Alexis is a winner and having played for Barcelona, he is used to expecting the very best. He cannot realistically expect the same level of achievement from Arsenal, but he is rightfully disappointed to have not seen his time at the club perhaps take the direction he would have believed.

The end of the campaign, champions league qualification and FA CUP success will all be pivotal in deciding Alexis Sanchez’s future and personally I reckon if the Gunners do not achieve one or the other, perhaps even both, then we can wave goodbye to the superstar that has made us tick this season…



  1. Arsenal_Girl says:

    If Alexis leaves you can only blame Wenger

    Alexis has been our most consistent, hard working player. He is def world class. His 19 PL goals (should be in the 20s ages ago if it wasnt for Wenger not consistently keeping him up front) shows that he is our best CF since van persie.

    If he leaves we are in big trouble
    1. No guarantee his replacement will be as good
    2. No guarantee his replacement will succeed in the PL
    3. We will need two top forwards (right now with Alexis we need another Top forward)
    4. It will mean a huge rebuilding project and i dont see Wenger succeeding

    Wenger needs to go for the sake of Arsenal’s future

    1. Juhi McLovin says:

      Well if we qualify for the CL (maybe Europa will be enough) and win the FA Cup and show real ambition in the summer, Sanchez might be persuaded to sign an extension.

      But I don’t think any of those will happen with Wenger in charge. He prioritises his own wages before anyone elses.

      1. Fatboy Gooney says:

        Even if we win the FA cup and qualify for the champions league, Sanchez is going to want more ????? & reinsurance from Wenger that he will bring in quality signings to make him consider signing a new contract.

        The above Article missed out on the part where Sanchez stated the reason for waiting until the end of the season for talks with Wenger.
        He suggested that if he was hold talks now, it would disrupt his concentration for the remaining games.

        I’m not being funny but Sanchez’s concentration hasn’t been the same since the rumours of Chelsea, City and the rest of the vultures circling around for his services. To me, it’s looks as if he has already made up his mind on leaving and to be fair to him, he is remaining professional and waiting for the summer before announcing that his going.

  2. gotanidea says:

    Well, Sanchez’s latest performances in the past few games have been disappointing as well. The disappointments go both ways.

    Albeit he is surrounded by bad quality players in Arsenal, unlike when he was in Barcelona, still there is no excuse for him to not influencing the game like Neymar.

    I think he will go but most Arsenal fans know that he has done many things for Arsenal. Thanks to Sanchez for the FA Cups and the wonderful goals.

    I consider Sanchez as a world class player. But not Ozil, Cech and Koscielny. They used to be, but now they are just standard. Time for rejuvenation, Arsenal!

  3. twig says:

    Ozil – I won’t change my game
    Xhaka – I won’t change my game
    Wilshere – I won’t change my game

    What’s up with these guys??

    1. Fatboy Gooney says:

      ?? Wenger wants to change their game! ?? that’s what.

    2. Juhi McLovin says:

      Well Xhaka just came to us.. So he’s got time. Unlike those other 2 joggers.

    3. Galen says:

      Sell ozil take the money and run.£300,000 a week for Ozil? That’s the biggest fraud ever. I don’t just think u understand …. lol

      He’s just profiting from Sanchez and asking the same . They should be no where near each other in terms of wages. Class apart . Sanchez is different class

  4. Arsene Wenger says:

    Alexis came the other day asking for a raise. His agent in fact. And they will get it because is fully deserved. Alexis is going to stay at least one more year with us. The club (that’s me in case you wonder) decided to have him seeing his contract out. Remember, he can go for free anywhere and that includes Arsenal. Problem is that he will be almost 30 at the end of his contract and he better signs now with us. We love him. Club (that will be me) is determined to keep Alexis for another 4 years. I will be here to oversee this.

    1. Taxi4Wenger says:

      Pi$$ off you old cnut.

      1. Arsene Wenger says:

        I can explain to you how easy was to beat United yesterday but it will require your undivided attention. I can also explain my cunning plan for the summer (yes, I am taking some days off because I deserve it, all team deserve it but I need this more than anyone, season exhausted me ) but I am not sure you can keep a secret. Please come for an Emirates tour (there are some rebates at the end of the season) and I can explain it all.

        1. Taxi4Wenger says:

          The only thing i will show you is the part precisely the same as you look at carefully the poster fatboy hooney picture.

          Come on look at that pic you old magoo.

          1. Fatboy Gooney says:

            Fatboy Hooney? ?
            Aw,Thanks Hooney ??

    2. SoOpa AeoN says:

      LooL…….. Guess i just have to take him (Arsene wenger) and put him in you (Taxi 4 wenger) …..then off you could take him to the edge of the gLobe away from my dear Arsenal

  5. Break-on-through says:

    If we are gonna keep Alexis to the end of his contract I think he might be better off signing with us.
    Only if we’re willing to make improvements though.

    He’ll be twenty nine before next season is out, it is rarely a smooth transition straight into the next club, he’ll be thirty within that first season at a new club. He’ll only begin feeling at home when he reaches to that age of possibly slowing down slightly. He is loved at this club, loved to bits, no matter who we bring in Alexis will still be the darling of the AFC fans. He’s with us three seasons now so he must have strong ties to the club, he must have feelings. If he doesn’t sign well then that would be one whole season on one hundred and thirty grand a week, whereas he could have been getting more than twice that with three hundred weekly or thereabouts (and maybe a small signing fee). This would surely have to irk the man, other players will sign bigger better deals as is the way, then him not raking it in would seem totally unfair. I think we have a slim chance of keeping him, depending on who we sign, then of course depending on how much we actually offer the man, lastly, it could depend too on whether or not Arsene meant it when he said he’s staying either way.

  6. adi says:

    Alexis should leave so we have a slot to sign Messi. Arsenal is Messi dream club

    1. mike says:

      You mean ‘Reza Parastesh’ the iranian messi.

  7. luvdaguns says:

    this issue is on alexi, like the player but this is high maintenance, tired of top players that have to leave to get trophies, i am still old svhool where a player that was rescued from barca’s bench is grateful for the opportunity given and does what he can to win… bergcamp style,

  8. Nebsy says:

    I guess in the summer time Wenger will have to admit to Alexis that it was never the club’s intention to win trophies, or to have a squad capable of winning trophies. Buying Ozil and Sanchez was a disguise to attract sponsors and to sell merch and NOTHING ELSE.
    They got a big Puma deal, probably many, many sponsors flocked in seeing Ozil and Sanchez sign, bazillion Ozil and Sanchez jerseys were sold, so the two already did their job for the club. Now all that’s left is to try and cash in through the transfers. Sanchez will cost more than what he was brought for, but Ozil won’t. Still, I think Arsenal will cash in on the two pretty neatly.

    Whoever thinks this is not the case is quite deluded. Our club is way, way, way worse than we fear. If you think you’ll see another top player sign for Arsenal under Kroenke, think again, and then think some more.
    Firstly, none of the players with footballing ambitions will sing for Arsenal, especially after Sanchez leaves for exactly those reasons. Secondly, the club will not consider buying a top player under inflated circumstances that are at power in football today for a second.
    All we can hope for is that club signs a promising youngster like Bellerin and Rashford.
    Sad time to be a gooner, indeed.

  9. leoliberty says:

    so we just beat Mourinho after some donkey billion years… all of a sudden wenger becomes a master minded genius once again… what a joke..

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