Will internationals hamper Alexis Sanchez suitors?

Alexis Sanchez has been strongly linked with the exit door all summer long, and the Arsenal midfielder looks increasingly likely to stay put.

The attacker is in line to return to the first-team following an injury on Sunday, before swiftly jetting off to South America to take part in some World Cup qualifiers, and any potential movers for him may be hampered by his duty to his country.

The Chilean will play against Paraguay on deadline day, and is expected to report for international duty early next week, which would most certainly complicate any potential transfer away from the club.

Arsene Wenger has remained adamant that Alexis would be staying with the club over the past months, but recently claimed that the financial implications of his stay was a concern for the club, seeming to hint at a potential exit.

Sanchez’s recent exclusion due to a supposed injury has failed to ease the minds of Arsenal fans, much in the way that many players have previously excluded themselves from first-team duties prior to heading for the exit door.

Manchester City appear to be the most interested in his signature at present, with a £50 Million bid supposedly being considered, although many reports insist that a fee closer to the £70 Million mark would be needed to tempt our side into selling.

Arsenal are believed to have a couple of replacements eyed just in case their asking price is met, with Julian Draxler, Thomas Lemar and Lucas Vazquez all linked, but Alexis to stay still looks the most likely conclusion at present.

Will his international duty mean any move must be completed by Monday instead of Thursday? Do Arsenal want their asking price to be met?

Pat J

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  1. GB says:

    Sanchez again!!
    Given it a rest will you, please?

    1. COYG_CA says:

      I would give you 2 thumbs up the author’s nose if possible . . .

    2. Napersie says:

      SELL OXLADE. BOY IS A DISGRACE. Doesn’t worth close to 180p/w. And sell to Chelsea not Liverpool

  2. Adeyemi Royalman says:

    AAlexis will help us to flog Liverfool, lolz

  3. xhaka16 says:

    I think going on a strike of no article is needed to show our disappointment in the club management and wenger… #justa saying…….. but am tired of Sanchez articles to be frank

    1. Frank says:

      Hey don’t bring me into this

  4. Turbo says:

    With Wenger saying incredibly stupid and upsetting things like “I am completely happy with the strength of the squad” (aaaaarrrrrrgggggghhhhh!) it’s certainly not looking good.

    If he really feels that way and was not just bluffing to save face, it seems our only hopes of competing at or near the top might be retaining Sanchez, hoping he will play flat out, and that his resign or not saga (or probably likely news leaking that he is set for City round about Jan or Feb) won’t derail team atmosphere.

    The best options would have been (1) re-sign him or (2) move him abroad for big money and bring in one or more top-notch replacements. So those didn’t happen. So as we near the end of the window, rather than losing him to City for free next year I started to try and get my mind around (3) selling him to City now for free and getting in one or more top-notch replacements despite how upsetting it would be to have him take the field AGAINST us this year. We’re now so deep in the window even (3) seems unlikely. And now AW says he is freaking “completely happy with the strength of the squad” (aaaaarrrrrgggghhhh!!!!!, sorry the yelling is me, not part of his quote, that obnoxiously stupid statement of his just really sets me off), the paragraph above then seems like the best remaining option. But I’m starting to suspect and fear that the club will pull the trigger on the worst possible option (5) sell him for far less than we should to City and not be capable or willing to bring in any top notch further additions. I suppose there’s also a horrible option (6) he stays but can’t get his heart into it, sulks, distracts the team massively, it comes out in Jan or Feb he’s going to City, the fan base turns against him and it all goes to hell. I’m hoping he has to much pride, competitiveness, and professionalism for it not to come to (6) but is has certainly happened with many players at various teams before.

    Lastly aaaaaaarrrrrrrrrggggggghhhhhh! Sorry, will try to promise and make that the last one. I just feel like that guy in The Scream by Edvard Munch right now. AW is “completely happy with the strength of the squad.” I suppose I really shouldn’t be too surprised from the track record of recent years but that is really more than he should expect any devoted fan to be able to take.

  5. Arsenal_Girl says:

    Thank God for another Alexis article. We haven’t had one in ages. LoL

    Now we need another OX article. Is he or isn’t he? lol

    Seriously, we are playing Liverpool. How about an article about that? It will be a hell of a match. I’ve waited the whole summer for PL matches. We should have more articles on that. Alexis articles this summer must have been in the dozens

  6. Frank says:

    I wonder who will be this years panic buy that will sit on the bench all season.

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