Arsenal star linked to Man United amid Gary Neville claims


Alexis Sanchez has been accused of being distracted at Arsenal since his failed attempts to leave in the summer.

That’s according to Gary Neville,who thinks that the player is struggling to concentrate because of the constant rumours and uncertainty in the last year if his contract.

“Sanchez has been distracted at Arsenal for the last six months,” Neville told Sky Sports.

“His career at Arsenal, I couldn’t say a bad word about him until two or three months before the end of last season. I did feel he became distracted. Let’s see how he performs this season at Arsenal.

“Ultimately he is still building up his fitness, he’s still not in the team.

“What I saw from Arsenal [against Chelsea] on Sunday was a performance that I liked, and I’ve not said that too often about them in big games over the last four or five years. Sanchez wasn’t on the pitch; Alex Iwobi and Danny Welbeck were playing [up front].

“What it showed for Arsenal on Sunday was that if you get players who work together and stick to a game plan, you can perform, sometimes better than with players who have got more talent.

“Sanchez has always been a hard worker. He needs to get back to doing that for Arsenal first because they’ve got big games coming up.”

Manchester move?

Now, Alexis has been linked with both Manchester City and Man United, but given how well Man City’s forward line is going this season, including the partnership between Aguero and Gabriel Jesus, and now it seems that Alexis could be wanted by Man United.

To join any rival side of Arsenal’s would be a huge blow to the club, but to link up with United and Jose Mourinho, would be something Arsene Wenger would particularly resent given his relationship with the manager.