Why on Earth do the media keep feeding us this rubbish? We have this headline in the Express this morning: Alexis Sanchez ‘will push for move back’ to Gunners as if this is a statement of fact, and to back it up they use the exact same line four times during the article.
Why are they so assertive that this is going to happen? Well it’s because one pundit, the ex-United star Andrei Kanchelskis says that Alexis would rather be back at the Emirates. The Ukrainian said: “Sanchez was the main man at Arsenal, but he’s just another player at United and he hasn’t been able to adapt to that.
“He was loved by the Arsenal fans and got to be their idol, which pumped him with confidence every week.
“But with other major stars around him at United, he is failing to meet expectations.
“I wouldn’t be surprised to see Sanchez look for a move back to Arsenal in the summer transfer window.”
He wouldn’t be surprised? Well I would! (First of all I want to know how “wouldn’t be surprised” got turned into “will push for a move back” Does that mean the same thing?)
Let us be honest here. There is absolutely no way that Arsenal would bring back that mercenary, self-absorbed prima-donna after he sulked for six months until he got his wish to leave, and they certainly wouldn’t pay his ridiculous wage demands either. Gooners are already up in arms about Ozil’s new deal, can you imagine if we did even worse with Sanchez?
And of course Kanchelskis knows that this is unlikely to happen, as tucked in right at the end of the article, he added: “The only issue is, will he be able to demand the same wage if he leaves Man Utd.
“He’ll want to secure Champions League football, which Arsenal look more likely to gain as it stands.”
The fact is that he is unlikely to be playing in the Champions League next season with either Man United or Arsenal, as Jose Mourinho will never find anyone to take Alexis off his hands and pay his wages. His performances hardly warrant 50,000 a week at the moment!