It is looking increasingly likely that the Arsenal and Chile international star will not be signing a new contract to stay in north London, so Arsenal are already preparing for life without Alexis Sanchez to tormet opposing defences next season as we will have to sell him this summer to avoid losing him for nothing at the end of his current deal next summer.
Metro is reporting that the Gunners are not willing to meet the Chilean striker’s wage demands of around £250,000 a week and have already started looking for a player to replace the star man. The Arsenal scouting team has been busy according to the report and have apparently come up with three possible transfer targets, but which if any can come in and replace Alexis?
Two of the players, Marco Reus of Borussia Dortmund and Alexandre Lacazette of Lyon, have been heavily linked with a transfer to Arsenal before, but they will not be easy to get and there are plenty of clubs after their signatures. The other name is Andre Silva and the young Porto and Portugal star is not so well known.
He is highly rated by his club but serious financial problems are forcing them to sell according to news from Portugal. He has 18 goals for the season, while Lacazette has 27 and Reus just six, but I personally would love to see the German come to play for Arsenal and that for me would soften the heavy blow of losing Sanchez.
If Arsenal do lose our main man, who would you like to see replace him?