After the disappointment of seeing another Arsenal title challenge wither and die, the Arsenal transfer rumours suggesting that our star striker Alexis Sanchez had lost faith with Arsene Wenger and the club in general and was ready to ship out to pastures new was like pouring salt onto an open wound for Arsenal fans, but judging from the way the Chilean put himself about against Man City today, perhaps that salt should be taken as a pinch rather than added to those wounds.
To be honest I did wonder about the motivation of the football media in suggesting that the reaction of Alexis to being subbed off last week might be a little bit dubious. After all, how many top class players really want to leave the pitch early? And do we not always hear about how much Sanchez wants to play and win?
Add to that the theory (or fact if you feel like I do) that the media has an agenda against Arsenal and will jump on any chance to criticise and demean the club and create tension where there is none, and I think we need to take a step back and see things more objectively.
I certainly think that the all action showing from our striker today was not what you would expect from a player that was disillusioned and possibly planning to leave. Do you?