Arsenal must say no! By SK
Good day fellow Gooners! The Arsenal transfer rumours are emerging in earnest and we hear news of players being strongly linked with one club or the other! This is not a strange occurrence, especially as the season is coming to an end soon! Serious minded managers have started planning ahead for the next season! Arsenal should also be doing the same.
However, before Arsenal starts planning ahead for the next season, we need to sort out the contract issues of our star players, who are bent on getting the most out of Arsenal or they sign elsewhere. The idea of suspending contract negotiations till the end of the season may be a noble idea but we may find ourselves in a position whereby we will spend more than half of the transfer window trying to come to an agreement with them, instead of looking for players to buy to strengthen our team! Wenger, Sanchez and Ozil need to decide now and the decision has to favour all parties involved.
Talking about decisions favouring all the parties involved, we need to warn Sanchez to stop flirting openly with clubs he wishes to play for! We are not fools and we have been in this situation before whereby a player indirectly flirts with a club, later he comes out to claim he was quoted out of context but before we know it, he signs for that same club. Sanchez should stop flirting with Chelsea! He is still an Arsenal player and must act professionally.
It is an open secret that Chelsea wants Sanchez for next season but they must go through the right process and stop the media tricks. Sanchez according to reports granted an interview in Chile during the international break, saying he will love to remain in London but for a club with the winning mentality, who knows how to win! We may say his statement does not directly mention he wants to play for Chelsea but if he was so keen on remaining in London, why has he not signed for Arsenal yet? His statement is as clear as it can get!
Sanchez is entitled to his desires but Arsenal must not sell him to Chelsea or any other premiership club. We can’t keep on selling our star players to our premier league rivals only to strengthen them for the next season! If he wishes to leave Arsenal he should go, but indirectly flirting with Chelsea in a bid to encourage them is not acceptable! Why does Arsenal allow players hold them to ransom?