I do not want Arsenal to sell Alexis Sanchez this summer, let me make that perfectly clear. What I really would like is for the Chilean superstar to decide that the Gunners were the team he wants to spend the next four or five years playing for and put pen to paper on a new contract.
For that to happen I think it would take some monumental action from Arsene Wenger, both on the verbally persuasive side of things and on the financial side of things and I reckon that Arsenal would have to splash the cash on at least two, and probably more, top class players before the striker was convinced of our ambition.
I would also like to win the Lotto jackpot and shack up with Kelly Brook, but unfortunately it ain’t gonna happen Gooners. I have accepted that, painful as it was to do, so I think we all need to also accept the inevitability of Alexis’s exit this summer.
I certainly do not want it to drag on until the end of the window, leaving no time for Wenger to sign a replacement and I certainly cannot see our club keeping him for the last year of his current deal and then getting zilch for him next summer when we could get around £50 million now.
Time for a dose of reality you think?