So the season is finally over, and we will finally soon find out the truth behind the Arsenal transfer rumours regarding Alexis, Ozil and Oxlade-Chamberlain, amongst others. Obviously for Arsenal fans the biggest worry we have is that Alexis Sanchez will be allowed to leave because we refuse to match his wage demands, or simply because he wants to go to a club that will win trophies and have a real chance of winning the Champions League.
One such team is Bayern Munich, where Sanchez’s friend and Chilean team-mate Arturo Vidal, is already playing, and Vidal has made it clear that the German giants are keen on signing Alexis. “When [Bayern] have asked me, I have always said that he is the player that has to be here,” Vidal told Spanish publication Sport.
“He has a year left on his contract. Everybody wants him because it is easier to pay that money now than if he had three years left.
“Let’s hope he makes the right choice for him and for Chile too, because he is a player that helps us a lot.”
“Of course I would like to him to come because he is an extraordinary player.
“He is doing great at Arsenal but I think he needs to take an extra step to fight amongst the best in the world and that is why he has to come to the best team in the world.
“He would do great here. He is a player that trains hard, who has a lot of talent and who is still young.
“We hope he will get the chance to come here because if he comes he will show all his talent.
“[Arsenal] aren’t as strong as the other big teams around right now, if Alexis wants to measure up against the rest he needs to come here where the strongest players are.”
It is hard to disagree with Vidal that Arsenal are nowhere near the level of Bayern Munich right now, as we witnessed by our humiliation in the Champions League this season. His friend Vidal is there. The have the money to get him from Arsenal, and they can guarantee that Alexis will win trophies. How will Arsenal persuade Sanchez he would be better off staying at Arsenal?