Arsenal fans went through a series of frustrated meltdowns ever since stories of Alexis Sanchez’s contract rebellion surfaced this summer. However, Arsene Wenger is confident of keeping his talisman, and according to the Mirror, he will not be sold for a sum under £70 million.
The Chilean international has been a subject of frequent media attention due to constant rumours of an Arsenal exit. Sanchez is reportedly frustrated with the Gunners’ seeming lack of ambition and constant failure of offering a fair amount of title challenge.
Furthermore, the North Londoners are reportedly reluctant to comply with the Chile international’s wage demands.
Consequently, the elites of Europe have caught up on the situation, and have been eyeing the wantaway Arsenal man ever since. Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain, and Manchester City looked to test the North Londoners’ resolve, but could not manage to strike a deal for the forward.
However, Wenger, along with the support of his board, strongly insists Sanchez will not be sold, especially to a Premier League rival. Moreover, recent reports also claim that it would take an offer worth at least £70 million if a club were looking to sign the talented winger.
Meanwhile, the Gunners boss has a similar approach to the Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain situation as well, who reportedly rejected two previous offers. The Frenchman is keen on keeping the youngster in North London, and will reportedly offer him a £125,000-a-week deal in an attempt to tie his future to the club amid links to Chelsea.
The Chilean is the main priority for the Premier League giants, though, as his contract expires in less than twelve months. And with the transfer deadline approaching, Wenger will surely be looking to sort out a perfect deal for the two fan-favourites, and will be keen on mounting a decent amount of title challenge this campaign.
Written by Ashish Sreejith
Have had two addictions in life- playing football and watching football. Usually described as introverted but not when it comes to speaking and writing about the beautiful game of football.