Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez set for summer transfer
after series of rows saw him dropped against
The Star who showed a bad attitude during and
since Bayern thrashing has made it clear he
wants to go — and boss Arsene Wenger felt
weekend axe was best for the squad.
Wenger’s patience finally snapped last week over
his star forward’s attitude, and believed leaving
him on the bench at Liverpool on Saturday night
was the best option for the sake of team
Mirror Sport can reveal it all stems from a
simmering row after Sanchez’s performance and
attitude in the stunning 5-1 loss at Bayern
Munich on February 15 in the first leg of a
Champions League last-16 tie.
Wenger was furious with Sanchez for being
selfish, turning on his team-mates both out on the
pitch and after the game.
That has continued in training, with Sanchez’s
attitude and work-rate both being questioned
behind the scenes because he has become
increasingly difficult to manage.
It is understood there have been several rows
with the 28-year-old, because Wenger feels it
has been affecting the rest of the squad.
But Sanchez, who has been offered a new
contract worth £180,000-a-week to replace one
due to expire next year, has also made it clear
that he wants to go.
French champions PSG have been courting him
for months, are willing to pay around £300,000-
a-week and believe they are in pole position to
sign him in the summer.
The latest flare-up came last week with Wenger
frustrated that Sanchez has seemingly made up
his mind to go and that is why he left him out.
The former Barcelona star was furious, threw
another strop and sulked about being left out.
Sanchez was understood to be fuming even after
the Liverpool game, which saw him come on as a
halftime sub, and barely able to contain his anger.
Serie A champions Juventus are also in the
chase to sign him.
But sources close to the former Udinese forward
believe he is reluctant to go back to Italy — while
he would only return to Spain if it was a huge
offer, amid doubts over Atletico Madrid’s interest.
Meanwhile, Mirror Sport understands Wenger has
now agreed terms on a new two-year contract to
stay at Arsenal – but has not signed it.
He is believed to have had further discussions on
his future and the contract has been drawn up,
but the Frenchman is acutely aware of the fans’
frustrations and has yet to make a definitive
decision on his future.
Sources close to Wenger believe it is “50-50” as
to whether he stays or goes, with the board
weighing up potential replacements in case the
67-year-old walks this summer when his current