Does this mean Arsenal will NOT sell Alexis Sanchez in January?

If the latest Arsenal transfer rumours are true then rather than it being bad news for the Gunners on the subject of our Chile international star Alexis Sanchez, I think it would spell good news for Arsenal and the fans who want to see the striker play as many games as possible for Arsenal before he finally moves on and signs for another club.

The Mirror is reporting that Pep Guardiola will try again to sign Alexis for Man City when the winter transfer window comes around in January after failing with a deadline day bid last week. That is no surprise but what is a surprise is that the report claims he will only be willing to give us £20 million for our star man.

If that is the case I think it makes it much easier for Arsene Wenger, who will not really be tempted or under pressure to accept such a small amount for a player that would take a hell of a lot more money to replace, as Wenger himself admitted in comments reported by the Evening Standard this week.

The Frenchman said, “You take a Sanchez into the final year of [his] contract, you sacrifice £60-£70m income and at the end of the season, you will have to buy somebody for that amount of money.”

While £20 million for a player you will lose for nothing just a few months later may seem okay, or it may have done just a year or so ago, it is a pittance in today’s transfer market, so will Arsenal be keeping Sanchez for the whole season?



  1. Arsenal_Girl says:

    It would make no sense to me to not sell Alexis for £60 million in August but to accept £20 million in January LOL

    He will go to City next summer

    1. Simon says:

      Depends if he is screwing up dressing no room morale. If not – keep him

      1. GunnerJack says:

        I don’t buy this screwing up morale lark. I think Sanchez wants to win so strongly he just tells it like it is when someone screws up. He’s done this twice with Ramsey that the world knows about and there’s probably many more that we don’t know about, so god knows what he says in the privacy of the dressing room. Of course the overpaid, pampered darlings he has a go at are not used to this – especially any of AW’s precious clique of little boys who never seem to get a word of criticism from him. So Alexis is just setting the record straight and if the pretty prima donnas don’t like it then tough! Someone needs to give them a kick up the . . . . and it probably won’t be nice old uncle Wenger! Go Sanchez!

    2. Remember Resource? says:

      alexis won’t leave because he would rather sign the new deal worth 320k a week. There is uncertainty. Inc ase he gets injured then what? clearly age is not his side either. And what if city decide they don’t want him anymore? So he will sign the deal and then if city/chelsea still want him then he will submit a transfer request and throw a fit..It makes sense for him to do that. Best of both worlds..

  2. ArseOverTit says:

    A Sanchez transfer rumour.
    No repetition here then;)

    Go already! I can’t take another 5 months of this!

    1. John0711 says:

      Just a heads up. Wenger and ” some” fans will be using the exodus of Sanchez/ozil and others as a reason we won’t spend much. The oh we’ve lost millions with their departure will be another Song they sing

      1. ArseOverTit says:

        It’s almost like it never happened before @john0711!;)


  3. satanK says:

    As the club has missed on a nice transfer fee of over 50 million pounds, we can safely assume that Sanchez was the last top player we’ll see play for Arsenal for as long as kroenke’s claws are tearing the flesh of our beloved club apart.
    Why do I say this?
    We’ll have to sell Sanchez, Wilshere and Walcott to have the funds to buy one top player. Obviously, we’ll have to promote from the academy to replace two of the three sold players.
    This looks like something that can be done. But will the club be willing to offload the two players and, if so, will they manage to get 20 milliion for each player?
    If not, we can say goodbye to a top signing for seasons to come.

    1. Nothing changed says:

      I think we have had enough potential top players in our academy. The problem is under Wenger they all plateau way too early and that can happen with one or two but not with most.

      For me, Nelson looks like he could and should be a top-top player as Wenger would say but he needs a manager who knows how to develop young talent and instill some discipline. Wenger is not that guy. Even Bellerin ground to a halt in his development after he joined the first team IMO most likely because Wenger got his hands on him.

      The only way out of the hole we dug (as long as Kroenke is the owner), is a manager (like Spurs have done well sadly), who manages to take young players and continues to develop them.
      We don’t have the owner, finances or manager to build our way back to the top of the PL through buying external “ready made” players. In fact, most of the players we recently bought have not worked out and when you don’t have deep pockets that deadly because you have to make every Euro count. (Gabriel, Perez, Mustafi (Chambers but was bought a little longer ago) where all wasted money because Wenger either didn’t like them or doesn’t play them)

      1. Midkemma says:

        While I will not disagree with what you say, I do wish to point out the issue with wages and the mentality of players once they get the nice payday. The players can be their own worst enemy.

        Look at how Iwobi form dropped after getting a new deal.

        Teams do look at AFC players as we do develop good foundations and we lack a manager AND board that can keep their feet grounded while receiving the new wages.

        I used to dream of Wenger stepping up to the board and Klopp to come in before he went to Liverpool, Klopp has helped many young players step up and get pinched by larger teams… While AFC has dropped a bit, I do think a manager who can keep players mentality grounded and keep up the hard working ethic then we would be one of those big teams pinching players where our youth failed to produce.

        To be honest, I can’t see any manager being able to do that while Gazidis is at AFC, as soon as we do then he will be looking to move to a team that is competing (really competing and not just claim to be competing) and Gazidis will cash in on that player to show his boss good results in business matters.

        Klopp said he didn’t want to lose Coutinho and Liverpool stood firm.
        Wenger said he didn’t want to lose Ox and we sold to Liverpool, didn’t want to sell Alexis yet AFC would have if Lemar deal was pushed through.

        Klopp could be our manager and saying he doesn’t want to sell… say Nelson after helping him step up, AFC would accept a big offer because it is profit and Gazidis likes to show Silent Stan profit which Silent Stan loves. Klopp would be expected to replace with a kid knowing our board and unless we keep these developing kids then we will be just another selling club.

        I am vocal against Gazidis as I feel he is the one who has been wasting AFC money with those transfers you mentioned, that funding could have been used to get targets in previous years but they was missed and deadwood was bought.

        I want AFC next manager to be given full support and for AFC to roar back to the top… So I hope for an ambitious CEO who will push for that to happen. 🙂

  4. Billy says:

    For gods sake, can we drop any talk about transfers and start talking about our next game.

    I am deeply upset about the transfer window, but its done, lets move on and cheer the team and fans on, as we need cheering up too.


  5. Sue says:

    No one is irreplaceable

    1. ArseOverTit says:

      It seems Wenger is!;(

      1. Sue says:

        Well besides him ?

  6. JustJoy says:

    All articles have the. Name Sanchez.. are we not tired?

    1. Break-on-through says:

      When Alexis stops moving we’ll stop.

  7. Break-on-through says:

    It looked a bit messy there at the end but I was very surprised in how we turned down 60m for a player who’s gone next season. We’ve never received anything near that for one of our old players which got sold. This is Arsene, he could have taken that money and looked for someone in the 10 to 30m price range, esp the low end, then he could have sold him before the fake Lemar 92m bid. You have to admit that us turning down allot of cash, we could have got it up to 70m or maybe more, is a bit different to what we’re used to. At the beginning of summer this is the outcome I wanted. I listened to someone saying that if in the beginning we’d have been told that Alexis will def be around next season, and we’d get in a striker who looks a tidy finisher to play ahead of him, along with an upgrade to right wing back with a tank. In the beginning that would have came across allot more promising than how it ended. Results, took away any confidence we could have gotten from that scenario, we wanted CMs and some more, but mostly at least one good CM arrive is what we wanted. A replacement for Santi. If it wasn’t for the results and how we looked, we could have talked about the strides we made instead of the cockups. What annoys me most is what Cech was talking about, we just don’t want to win this league, like how Walcott put it after that one game last season, that’s how it is overall. Do it right on the field, and things could have been much more promising.

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