Man City target Alexis Sanchez leaves Chile training camp for “personal reasons”

In yet another twist to the Alexis Sanchez saga, it has been revealed in Chile this morning that the Arsenal striker arrived at the Chile training camp ahead of their game against Paraguay, but immediately sought out the manager Juan Antonio Pizzi for special permission to leave the camp for “personal reasons”

With very little time left in the transfer window, Alexis having to go and join up with his international team-mates has caused complications, especially with rumours that the striker has handed in a transfer request, while at the same time it has been reported that Man City have come in with a new offer to sign Alexis and to include Raheem Sterling as part of the deal.

After Arsenal seemingly agreed to sell another contract rebel, Oxlade-Chamberlain to one of our biggest Premier League rivals, it would now not surprise Arsenal fans if they also decided to cash in on the sale of Sanchez to Man City as their next deal, which will leave very little time for Wenger to bring in replacements…

This is looking even more certain that we are going to lose our talisman, despite Wenger’s continuos assertions that he would definitely be made to stick to hthe final year of his contract. He also stated that Sanchez would not be allowed to move to a rival.

Where does this leave Wenger if it’s true?



  1. kev says:

    News coming in is that Liverpool have made a£70 bid +Origi for Lemar.I told you guys their first bid of £55 would be rejected yet you doubted.His price has increased significantly due to the lateness of the window.This bid is likely to be accepted.

    1. kev says:

      Where are those who said their first bid(£55) was being considered according to the media??Wenger wss right to not sign Lemar but he should’ve signed Draxler or Mahrez who imo are better than Lemar.We’re still not close to signing anyone yet but probably Sancho.

      1. Xxnofx says:

        Kev – sky treported that the only bid we made was 30 mil ,so just stop it now ffs – you lied and you keep going on about it it’s not funny anymore ,please just leave it out now .youve posted the same sh1teveryday about this 55m bid which you read somewhere

        1. SynthiagoCazorla_Hvman_Machine says:

          30 million for Lemar?? I don’t believe Sky has got their story right.
          Or maybe the Lemar bid was just smokes and mirrors. Maybe they weren’t at all interested in signing anyone else after Lacazette seeing as they’d wrongly assumed than Alexis would just ease off and wait out his contract.

        2. bran99 says:

          Yah tell him, even though he is more expensive now, if Wenger was serious he would have gotten him very early before any Monaco player was sold, he could have been the first to be released. But heelllll no, waiting till now dilly dallying with some few millions, nownlets watch serious bidders do their work. Wenger is a disgrace and has made us all a laughing stoke

    2. GoonAR says:

      you’re such a fraud man stop posting false transfers

  2. John Smith says:

    He will bring in 3 new faces as a must. Not spent anything tbh. I think ozil will help with this with drax and then a DM

  3. Quantic Dream says:

    Well it certainly appears that Sanchez will leave regardless of what Wenger says. Wenger tends to be economical with the truth so I can’t say I expected any better from him. I just hope Ozil is shipped off as well and does not walk away for free after all the trouble he has put us through with his languid displays.

  4. McLovin says:

    So basically Wenger has once again lied to millions of fans. Nothing new here.

    1. ZA_Gunner says:

      I never took Wenger’s words for it regarding the Sanchez situation because one way he is a business man and needs to put it out that he won’t sell so that he can get a higher price for him, on the other hand there is arrogance and pride at stake where he will not be allowed to look a fool having a player on his team, especially one of Sanchez’s calibre, to want to abandon ship. He still believes or refuse to believe players want to leave Arsenal and in some way blinded by the fact that these players perhaps don’t want to play for him.

  5. Thierryzil says:

    Raheem Sterling?!

    It’s like having another Theo Walcott. All speed and no footballing brains.

    We’re screwed people. Really screwed!

    1. SynthiagoCazorla_Hvman_Machine says:

      So we’ve waited all summer.. to replace Alexis Sanchez with Sterling?!!!
      If the board sanctions this deal, Wenger should just resign in protest… I believe he loves the club so much. Now he must show it.
      And WTF do we need Welbeck for exactly???

  6. Xxnofx says:

    This could be the the start of a very long road for us to get back to the top .ox leaving and we get to keep welbeck and Walcott (the arsenal way ).1of our only 2world class players wanting to leave (Cazorla being the other )because some top man at the club thought it would be a good idea not to get him to sign a contract before it was run down .1 defender sold 1 maybe leaving .a midfield pairing of prob 1 of the worst I’ve seen at this club (35mil for xhaka -cmon man who thought that was a good idea ).to me we need at least 3 top players to have a chance this season -a world class centre defender ,world class cm ,maybe 2 and other world class forward -my top choice would have been Patrick aubamyang 60 mil -tall fast a great finisher ,and he wanted to leave -instead we get a defoe type player(I like him but we could have got better )

  7. paulus says:

    according to the BBC website, Mustafi is close to agreeing a loan move to Inter…
    i am ow really confused, our defence is a shambles, so we let gabriel go, and now it looks like Mustafi is going… WTF… Wenger has totally lost the plot, next we will see lafayette as centre-back when Kos is out injured again….. our team is managed by a mental senile pensioner who has lost the plot.

    1. paulus says:

      oops, meant to be Lacazette, not lafayette!!… damn spell check !!

    2. bran99 says:

      Good point, and in I’m still waiting for all those AKBs to come and join the fun, they seem like they are hiding, isn’t this what they expected when they were bashing those who wanted Wenger out? Where are you geniuses????

  8. arsenal_epl_champions_2018 says:

    Arsene” Money bags” Wenger
    and “winning is not important
    but money is” Kroenke were never
    going to let Sanchez go on a free
    when 60 mill + is on the table !!!
    We all knew that.
    Time to cash in get shot of the dissatisfied, want away’s, injured, old and under performers.
    Release Debuchy. Free.
    Release Mertesacker + Cazorla (will require 5m compensation)
    Gibbs 15 m
    Wellbeck 20m.
    Wilshere 15m.
    Sanchez to Man City 50m+ (Leroy Sane 2 year loan)
    or to PSG with Draxler coming the other way.
    Chamberlain to Chelsea 30m.
    Ozil to BVB 42m.
    You may ask why not Giroud Ramsey Xhaka and Walcott?
    Giroud and Walcott are both prats but their stats are decent.
    Xhaks is new and I believe Ramsey deserves one more chance.
    Total sales. 167 mill.
    Saved salaries = 39 m .
    Total 206m.
    Cech Ospina
    Bellerin Chambers
    Kolasinac Monreal
    Koscielny Mustafi Holding Bielik
    Coquelin Xhaka
    Elneny Ramsey
    Sane Iwobi Walcott Nwakeli
    Lacazette Perez Giroud
    Add 2 top CB’s + 2 AM’s
    Transfer/Salary kitty = 206m
    Get it done Arsene 🙂

  9. Lord Zeus says:

    Arsenal is a piece of cake right now and every major club coming with a knife to have a slice…what a pity!

    Woulda love Sanchez at Liverpool even thou he’d be back up to our frontline…what a waste he is at Arsenal

  10. SynthiagoCazorla_Hvman_Machine says:

    ITS A MESSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. antiwenger says:

    RVP statement in 2012 – he wasn’t wrong was he. *PG*
    “This is an update for the fans about my current situation. I have kept quiet all this time out of respect and loyalty for the club and as agreed with Mr. Gazidis and Mr. Wenger, but since there is so much speculation in the media, I think it is fair for you guys to know what’s really going on at the moment.
    “As announced earlier this year I had a meeting with the Boss and Mr. Gazidis after the season. This was a meeting about the club’s future strategy and their policy. Financial terms or a contract have not been discussed, since that is not my priority at all.
    “I personally have had a great season but my goal has been to win trophies with the team and to bring the club back to its glory days.
    “Out of my huge respect for Mr. Wenger, the players and the fans I don’t want to go into any details, but unfortunately in this meeting it has again become clear to me that we in many aspects disagree on the way Arsenal FC should move forward.

    1. SynthiagoCazorla_Hvman_Machine says:

      Truth has never at any time been sweet.
      This was RVP telling the truth as he saw it first hand, and from an insider’s point of view.

      1. bran99 says:

        Most of us called him traitor and van Paystring, we are sorry Van, we were blind

  12. Konstantin Mitov says:

    I think Sterling is an alright player, but are you serious? I’d like to see Wenger coming to the Emirates on the back of Alexis being sold. Hopefully this is something the fans will not forgive and ask for him to leave once and for all.

  13. Adeyemi Royalman says:

    Players going going going, no one coming

  14. raymondo says:

    I started supporting Arsenal in 1950 by chance (when I was 10). A friend invited me to watch the cup final on TV in that year and we beat Liverpool 2-0 and so I became a fan. 67 years later I am still a fan and would never dream of supporting anyone else. Having said that, in all my years of following the team I believe our perfprmance last Sunday was inept, abject and woeful. Whilst I will accept us losing to any side that outplays us, I will never accept a performance where 100% was not given by every player in the team and that was the case against Liverpool.
    It is regrettable, but understandable that there are players who are not willing to renew their contracts within the present structure. We must sell anyone who does not wear the Arsenal shirt with pride, even if it does mean we sell to our rivals.
    This year could turn out to be disastrous, but if it leads to changes within the club then it may be a blessing in disguise. Whatever the outcome I will never change my allegiance even though at 77 perhaps I should know better!

    1. Loki says:

      My apologies, disliked the comment by accident, I was going for thumbs up

  15. Muff d says:

    Hahahaha itks having a field day
    Vvd for Theo
    Sterling or draxler for sanchez
    Mustafi for a plate of spaghetti

    Someone please hide kallstrom ..DO IT NOW

    1. SynthiagoCazorla_Hvman_Machine says:

      Too late Muff d.
      Kallstromm would definitely be joining us.. only after its been confirmed his back injury will rule him out for just 3 months and not 8 months as previously feared.

      Mustafi for a plate of spaghetti. That might just be the real reason we are letting him go to Italy. I can’t find any other reason within the realms of logic and mental sanity.

  16. LL_cool_gunner says:

    No to Sterling, get the best out of the Alexis deal, and use that money, and more if needed, to get draxler, offer him 250 a week, since we can’t offer him champions league football, but my problem is that whoever we sign, wenger will still play them out of position..

    1. waal2waal says:

      ..i think sterling would be laughing in amusement with no intention whatsoever of being seen playing europa league football much less fighting relegation spot with players that don’t have any fight. sterling to arsenal needs to be put back to bed (…jus sayin).

  17. Haxan-$word says:

    STOKE CITY just signed Wimmer from Tottenham fc for £18m. Wimmer joined Spurs from Cologne for £4.3m in 2015, but only started 13 Premier League games over his two years at the club
    yet Arsenal struggled to sell Gabriel who’s better than him and with more experience and appearance for 10m . remember when we got Gabriel? he was a no nonsense defender but I bet Left fraud told him yo stop tackling too hard. we are struggling to sell Gibbs for 7m . we cant even move Debuchy on for 1m not to talk about Jenkinson .. even Ozil isn’t worth 10m anymore . whose fault is these ? WENGER . I don’t know how the fuck he managed to turn all our players to dead wood… I bet you, if it were any other coaches with same squad as of last 3years , we would have one the league at least once

  18. gooner4life says:

    why do we not reject Sterling and ask for Veira he is a beast in midfield a leader who will bring a bit of steel into the midfield and organise everyone on the pitch.I know he is near the end of his career but he would be an improvement on who we have.

  19. Gunnertillidie888 says:

    How on earth the writer is considering chelsea as our league rivals? Ffs we are not anybodys rival for more than 10 years by now and we keep on dreaming every summer that everything is gonna change from next season. The only teams that we can consider as our rivals are everton and southampton. We are no longer a big ambitious club that is gunning for glory we are just mediocre bunch of guys that are totally okay to be A mid table team for a tome to come

  20. Ayodeji says:

    Mr. Specialist is a pathological liar. A clue though he always say the opposite of what will happen. And Sterling… No please, we already enough share of ‘all action, no results’ players. We about to sell one and replace it another… Kronke should put all the profit in his pocket.

  21. David Rusa says:

    If all that I am hearing is true then Wenger indeed needs a psychiatric examination! What is all this nonsense that is going on? Is the Club being disbanded? You sell Gabriel, Mustafi, Oxlade, Sanchez, Gibbs etc without bringing in replacements? Does Wenger want to destroy the Club and then go away or what? Can someone find out from him what his plans for this season are. I believe many fans are lost as I am.

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