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Rumour: Arsenal star asks to leave

Bad news for Arsenal

Arsenal fans woke up to a couple of reports on Tuesday morning which were likely raise their blood pressure.

As reported by the Times, Arsene Wenger has managed to get his entire backroom staff new contracts despite the club’s disappointing campaign last season.

So much for the ‘catalyst of change’ comments!

In the Mirror, the headline story on their back page related to Alexis Sanchez, as it was claimed that the Gunners have stonewalled any hope of the Chilean moving to Man City in the summer window.

The Mirror speculated that Bayern Munich are the only likely option for Alexis, however the player isn’t excited about making a Bundesliga move.

Transfer request

The Alexis Sanchez story has developed with updates from journalist Matt Smith.

He’s posted on Twitter that, according to “a fella who is pretty well connected at Man City” that Sanchez has “asked to leave”.

It needs to be stressed that Alexis, so far, hasn’t handed in a transfer request. As explained by Scott, if the player does that he’ll waive any rights to bonuses from Arsenal.

Read all the updates on Alexis’s attempts to leave Arsenal below.