Would Alexis really force Arsenal to sell him?

There are some worrying signs that things may not going well in the contract negotiations between Arsenal and Alexis Sanchez. Maybe the fact that the Gunners did not win the title last year when we should have had it wrapped up or maybe Alexis wants too much money, or maybe he is getting annoyed with Wenger for interfering in his international matches!

Whatever the reason, Steve Stammers in the Daily Mirror seems to think that there is definitely a hiccup, and he thinks that Man City could be interested in making a massive offer for the Chilean international. In the Media section of the Official Man City website, Stammers writes. “Alexis Sanchez will spark a £50million battle between Manchester City and Juventus if he fails to agree a new deal at Arsenal.

“The Chile international has been in superb form for the Gunners this season and wants a substantial rise on his current £130,000-a week-deal.

“Sanchez, 27, will have one year left on his contract at the end of this season and Arsenal want him for another three years.

“Talks have been on-going since August and they know the next deal he signs will the most lucrative of his career and wants that reflected in his salary.

“The fact that no contract has yet been signed has alerted Juventus and City.

“Both clubs know that Arsenal will be certain to sell if Sanchez is left with just one year left on his current agreement at the end of this season.

“There would then be a danger that Sanchez would opt to see out his last season and leave on a free in 2018.”


  1. Twig says:

    If he wants to leave, that’s fine. We could get Reus or Draxler to replace him.

  2. NY_Gunner says:

    We’ll just get Usain Bolt…

  3. TR7 says:

    thats upon him to decide. OT: hw is the progress of SC19.?

  4. Wilshegz says:

    it’s really annoying that with the way some players in the starting XI (prior to this season) and to an xtent the manager at times frustrate the effort of Alexis n other quality players.In spite of the effort they put in we offering a paltering sum below 200k.

    Alexis n Ozil deserve to earn nothing less than 250k, close to 300k or even 300k.

    Kosciely,Cazorla deserve 150k or close to 200k.

    Bellerin new contract of 100k is encouraging n deserving.
    Most of these foreign players take home about 55% of the whole pay due to tax.

    pay these quality n important players well.

    Toni Kroos earns more than 300k at Madrid where the tax isn’t as high as in England, Ozil n Alexis are more quality than he is.
    DeBruyne earns 250k still on his first contract at City.
    ordinary Luke Shaw gets about 180k or so.. let’s not get started on the Pogbas,Zlatans,Bales,Modrics,Neymars etc

  5. muda says:

    Offer the guy more cash.

  6. stubill says:

    I wouldn’t be at all surprised if he didn’t sign a new contract. He doesn’t seem to have really settled in North London.

    Watch his body language on the pitch, especially after we’ve just scored, he always seems to be on the outside and never fully joining in with the celebrations Another example is the dreaded selfies in the dressing room, he’s nearly always absent from the picture.

    Obviously I don’t know the guy personally, he may just be a bit of a loner and less demonstrative than his team mates, I hope it’s the latter and he signs a new deal.

  7. Jansen says:

    Alexis is hugely ambitious. You can see that in the way the guy never stops working hard on the pitch. If all other players worked like him we would be in good shape.

    At the same time, I am sure he was hoping for some more attacking reinforcements this summer and instead got Perez at the last minute.

    The guy wants to win at all cost and is used to the Barcelona type mentality which is “football first, business/balance sheet second”. Arsenal is not run like that. For us it is business first winning second.

    Contrary to some on here, I don’t care about Kroenke’s bank balance so I would be happy to pay Alexis £250-300 to stay. If Alexis leaves we would get hurt on the pitch but more importantly in our ability to attract top players as well, since big clubs normally don’t let their best players go. We don’t want to be seen as a selling club again.

    Pay the man what he deserves or wants IMO.

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