There has been acres of newsprint about the future of Alexis Sanchez, mostly concerning that he is very keen to move to Manchester City and renew his acquaintance with Pep Guardiola. But Arsene Wenger has recently stated that he expects Sanchez to honour his Arsenal contract for the next year even if he doesn’t sign a contract extension with the Gunners, and we know how Wenger feels about honouring contracts!
But now, according to Mesut Ozil, the final decision should be from the player himself. The German midfielder told Sky Sports News: “I hope Alexis stays, but I do not know what the status is to be perfectly honest, but I value him a lot as a player and he is very well suited to the game Arsenal play. So from a personal view I would really appreciate it if he stays. However, it’s the player’s decision after all.
“It would hit the team quite hard if he left because he is a player who always delivers. It would be a setback to winning the title but in the end it is a player’s decision.”
I think I have to disagree, and I think Arsene Wenger does too. When Sanchez arrived he signed a contract with the club to play for them for four years. He has only played three so he has no right in law to break that contract and play for someone else unless the club are willing to sell him on.
This should not be the player’s decision at all. It should be Arsene Wenger’s…. and Alexis should abide by his decision!