Alexis Sanchez to leave Arsenal?
Who should Arsenal fans listen to: Arsene Wenger or the tabloid press?
Throughout the summer Gooners have been sweating over Alexis Sanchez’s future, as the Chilean is in the final year of his contract.
In recent weeks, as the transfer window deadline fast approaches, it’s seemed likely that Alexis Sanchez will stay at Arsenal.
That would allow Alexis to leave the club next summer as a free agent.
Yet, on Sunday, the Mirror and the Sun sing from the same hymn sheet as readers are told that Manchester City are still trying to sign Alexis Sanchez before August 31.
Mirror: £70 million
According to the Mirror, Manchester City are ready to pay Arsenal £70 million for their 28-year-old forward Alexis Sanchez.
Is that a smart offer? Man City are already stocked with attacking midfielders and strikers, including Kevin De Bruyne, Leroy Sane, Bernardo Silva, Raheem Sterling, Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Aguero.
Nevertheless, readers are told:
Pep Guardiola and his Etihad bosses will pursue Arsenal star Sanchez right until the 11pm deadline on August 31 in the hope the Gunners will sell their Chilean attacker.
City believe even though Arsenal have taken a hardline stance with Sanchez, they couldn’t resist a £70 million bid which would take Guardiola’s spending this summer to almost £250 million.
The Sun also look into how Man City are still trying to sign Sanchez.
They believe that the Sky Blues are finally will give the South American star the contract he’s been searching for. The Sun announce:
Man City are drawing up an eye-watering deal worth £400,000 A WEEK for Alexis Sanchez.
The £21million-a-year contract would make Sanchez, 28, the Premier League’s highest-paid player on a weekly basic of £325,000 plus £75,000 image rights.
Boss Pep Guardiola is preparing a £50m bid for the Chilean striker before the transfer window shuts on Thursday week.
Of course, all these Alexis Sanchez updates come a day after Stoke beat Arsenal 1-0 in the Premier League.