With just a few days left to the close of the summer transfer window, there is still uncertainty over Alexis Sanchez future as the Chilean is yet to make a final decision about his next move.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger claims that Alexis Sanchez loves Arsenal too much to run down his contract by going through the motions, but the Gunners manager cannot give any assurance that the club will make the “financial sacrifice” required to keep Sanchez at the Emirates.
On the other hand, Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola refusing to rule out a move for the Chilean. Sanchez is expected to make his first appearance of the season tomorrow against Liverpool, where his detention on the bench five months ago backfired badly on Arsenal.
Sanchez, Mesut Ozil, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Jack Wilshere are among the players whose contracts expire at Arsenal in 2018.
Mirror Sport reported that Wenger is weighing up whether to recommend the £350,000-a-week it might take to keep hold of Sanchez to his board – but until the stand-off is resolved, he remains convinced their top scorer last season with 30 goals cares too much about the club to down tools.
He said: “Alexis wants to play – it is difficult for me to know about other individual cases, but sometimes players have been promised things that have not been kept. “I can only tell you what happens here, Alexis works hard and he is focused to play”, Mirror Sport quoted.
“What is good is that our mutual interest is that he does well for us. On top of that I deeply feel he loves to be here and he loves the club.
When Manchester City boss was asked in an interview aired on video about the future of Alexis Sanchez, Guardiola refused to comment about that, as he said “Sanchez is not his player and he would not want to comment about a player that is still in another club”.
But there are still heavily speculations that the Chilean would want to play in the Champions league next season. Unfortunately, Arsenal will not be playing in the Champions League and it looks as if the Chilean could make a surprising decision before the close of the transfer window.