Arsenal are doing everything in their power to keep Alexis Sanchez at the club, but should the forward leave, Arsene Wenger is determined that his side will not be blindsided, and does have another option in mind.
He wants to land Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema, and thinks the Frenchman would be perfect for his side – according to Don Balon at least.
The publication make the dubious claims, that had more plausibility before the Alvaro Morata move to Chelsea, but now it does not seem likely that Real Madrid would allow two of their forwards to leave this summer, even if they wanted to land Kylian Mbappe.
Alexis to stay?
The question of if Alexis will stay of if he will leave is certainly one that’s rolled on for the majority of the summer, yet it seems Arsene Wenger at least thinks he will remain at the Emirates.
Add that to the fact Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has come out to claim Sergio Aguero is going nowhere – for now at least – and it seems that the clubs are looking like keeping their forwards.
Come January things may change for Aguero if he isn’t playing regular football, yet it seems if Alexis stays this summer, he will then just leave Arsenal on a free next year at this point.