Does Alexis have to leave Arsenal next month with tensions growing?

Reports are emerging to claim that Alexis Sanchez is becoming less and less popular in the Arsenal dressing room, with frustrations growing in regards to the star’s attitude and performances.

The Chilean international has been a huge talking point over the last couple of seasons due to his impressive performances and his lack of advancement over contract dealings also. The latter is increasingly talked about this term, with the forward closing in on the end of the his current deal, and he is now firmly expected to quit the club before next season.

Manchester City made a last-minute bid to bring him to the Etihad last summer, agreeing a fee with our club only for Arsenal to backtrack on their agreement after Thomas Lemar refused to come in from Monaco as his replacement.

Alexis still appears to be keen on the switch, which would see him return to work under former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola, and is expected to run down his contract to join them on a free transfer next summer.

Since his failed move he has remained a key player in the first-team squad for our club, but his displays have been way below par, and his latest outing where he spurned possession a whopping 32 times against Southampton seems to have been the last straw for his counterparts.

A huge bust-up is rumoured to have followed his latest disappointing display, and the report claims that a number of his team members have called him out for having his attention aimed elsewhere while his team is trying to compete.

Does Alexis Sanchez need to be pushed to leave in January? Does his recent displays prove that we would not miss him as a player for the remainder of the campaign, while knowing he would also be less of a distraction for the rest of the team?

Pat J

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  1. Maks says:

    He has to be put out of the first team… even against Liverpool!
    Then sold to anybody except ManUtd or 5pur2.

    1. Ivan says:

      So agree

  2. Sue says:

    He should earn his money & put in a decent shift!! We all know he’s more than capable of doing so

    1. chris says:

      He does put in a decent shift but is sorely out of form. If his mind is set on leaving how is he going to play well where he is ? Just think we could have got (say) £60m for him last summer and he has played less well since. Hands up all the Wenger luvvers ?

      1. Sue says:

        He doesn’t work as hard as he used to imo…

  3. shark says:

    I think it all started last season against Bournemouth when we equalized and everybody was celebrating like they won the title. Everybody except Alexis who was arguing Giroud. After that event, nothing was the same with him. Rumors about his departure started to appear and a mental war between him and Wenger. A war that seems like Alexis won it.

    1. Ivan says:

      You’re right that was the start, I remember it well. I reckon it was at that point he gave up on us as a club that could satisfy his ambitions.
      This season we have all seen the film of him ignoring Wenger in training and when the manager is being openly disrespected like that then the player should be jettisoned. You can’t have players rocking the boat no matter how good they are. Can you imagine Ferguson putting up with it. This is why he got rid of Utd Beckham, Stam, Ince, Van Nistelrooy and even Roy Keane.

      1. shark says:

        Alexis wanted a club where he can be the star, to have the freedom he wanted and maybe to win some trophies (to show MSN that he is as well as good as them). It seemed like Arsenal was his best choice but the plan didn’t work properly. Now he wants another challenge, big money contract, one last chance to impress but I think he will warm the benches if he’ll go to City or PSG.

        1. sfgunner says:

          just like he did in barca

    2. Sue says:

      Giroud was doing his scorpion kick celebration ?

      1. Break-on-through says:

        AS was right to have a go, wasting precious time looking like a big daft git.

    3. chris says:

      Wenger was never going to win it. Bad judgement even trying. But then Wenger’s Law is Wenger’s Law. I wonder how Kroenke will feel when he realises Wenger has thrown away all that money ? Tens and tens of £ millions. Sorry $.

  4. Robin Vanpayslip says:

    Sanchez is our talisman. We can’t afford to lose him.

    1. Muff diver says:

      He was until he realised this club isn’t in the running for the big trophies .
      Decided no mas and has been in second gear since then

      Gutted cos I adored him . His hunger desire. His story …

      But it’s basically story of arsenal …player comes most flop, ones that do great things eventually realise this club is a stop gap and leave
      For better

    2. chris says:

      We lost him last summer.

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    4. Sue says:

      Robin we did alright before him & I’m pretty sure we will after

  5. We should have sold him long time ago in the summer! Now we have lost 60M+ and we no longer have a motivated player. Sell him in January even if for 20M and get Draxler or someone else who actually wants to play for us. Let’s not allow Alexis to use us like this and dump us by the side when he is through with us come the summer.

    1. Wolf says:

      Lamar turned us down, Ozil and Sanchez want out. Which world class player wants to play for Arsenal now under Wenger? I can’t name one. I don’t think any established world class player wants to come Aresenal not while its been run by a bunch of jokers

  6. Goonerboy says:

    No don’t sell him in January as I don’t want him to win the EPL with City except you wanna sell him abroad.

    So by the time he leaves, he will be 29 and may not even win the league anyway.

    1. Roachie says:

      i disagree. Sell him to City caus I don’t see him getting enough games with them to get a medal

      1. Sue says:

        It’ll be another RVP

      2. Gunner 71 says:

        He won’t make the side on current form

  7. Goonerboy says:

    Pep would fit him in my friend, he doesn’t seem to like Aguero as he wants his CF to press which Aguero can’t really offer whereas this is what Sanchez loves to do.

  8. ks-gunner says:

    Sanchez cant be replaced, there arent many good players like him out there, and even if, they will avoid Arsenal due us becoming basically Spurs

    No ambition, being played out pozition, to much pressure to perform miracles, no rotation, being forced to play in the same pitch as Walcott and Ramsey ( new thierry and bale) and dont get me started wth the zombie fans who are prone to be fickle and deluded

    Gay chris and that little midged Ty or whatever his name is for example

  9. Incarnate says:

    Send him back to Chile to run down the remainder of his contract. Arsenal is not ambitious and he’s frustrated bla bla bla…he can stop picking up his paycheck to show his frustrations .

    1. Ivan says:

      Like that’ll happen.

  10. Pubgooner says:

    His replacement is right in front of Wenka’s myopic eyes, that is ZAHA. Get him. But this old man with old eyes will never be able to see a talent. The gum chewing right hand man is busy deciding on his next flavour of chewing gums.,..

  11. jon fox says:

    One crucial part of good management is knowing when a player has downed tools, like Sanchez and then getting him out the door double quick. Fergie always did this and in a heartbeat. Other top managers also do, since it is vital to do so. Wenger, being Wenger does the polar opposite ; he keeps non tryers around for years, eg WALCOTT FOR TWELVE WASTED YEARS. Players who happily bank vast fortunes in wages but don’t give their all every game are in effect thieves and fraudsters. To be fair, Sanchez, though behaving disgracefully and throwing his toys out the pram , had made it clear he wanted out and was refused a move last summer. But Walcott, who has been an outrageous SHIRKING fraudster for his whole Arsenal career(which on Twitter, since last night, has now been trending) has no such excuse. Virtually daily, I for one have been demanding he be sold, on various Arsenal sites going back years. WHY HAS THERE NOT BEEN FAR MORE OUTRAGE AT THIS GIGANTIC WAGE THEFT? A THEFT OF COURSE THAT FOSSIL WENGER HAS NO IDEA IS EVEN HAPPENING! Our club is a basket case being misrun by snakes(Gazidis) and sharks(Kroenke) and dinosaurs(Wenger) Weep Gooners WEEP!

    1. Rkw says:

      Agree 100 hundred per cent … but it continues to shock and amaze that wenger has got away with this for close to a decade

  12. Mr pat says:

    Mr Fox, that shows how utterly stupid wenger has been sanchez should have gone in summer right at the beginning of the transfer window, that gives arsenal enough time to get someone else in but stupid wenger keeping too much faith in certain players to the annoyance of other players and on top of that wenger can only play one style of football and that has allowed other teams to nullify our players and sanchez gave the ball away almost 30 times against Southampton I believe that alone warrants you being benched under ferguson

  13. The barrel says:

    I prefer Ozil to leave than Sanchez

  14. David Rusa says:

    There is no player who can’t be replaced. Our best striker Thierry Henry left and the team stayed and survived as did Dennis Bergkamp, Robert Pires, Patrick Vieira and others before them. If Sanchez wants to leave let him go. We shall get other quality players. You can’t force anyone to stay in the Club against his wish. There is something about Latin American players which makes them to be roving ambassadors. Whenever they thrive at a Club they want a move to what they perceive to be a better Club. Sanchez has been a very frustrated man since his national team Chile lost the Confederations cup final to Germany. This frustration was further compounded when Chile even failed to qualify for World Cup 2018 in Moscow. All these frustrations have worked on Sanchez who thinks if he moves to Man City he will win big things. The only thing Arsenal can do is to cut our losses and wish him good luck.

    1. Incarnate says:

      Did we really survive Henry, Viera etc?

      1. Adedayo Akinwumi says:

        I don’t think so, we have not won anything significat after their departure.

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