Alexis Sanchez has one year left in his current contract with Arsenal that runs down next year on 30th June.
He has reportedly refused to extend his contract and the Gunners’ failure to secure a place in next season’s Champions League football has jeopardized his future for the North London outfit amidst interest from several European heavyweights.
Sanchez, the Chilean international, joined the Gunners back in the summer of 2014 for a transfer fee around £31.7 million rejecting Liverpool. The ex-Barcelona winger went on making 145 appearances in his three seasons in English football netting 72 times altogether. He helped his side to win two FA Cup titles but Arsenal’s failure to clinch a league triumph or Champions League glory has reportedly made him uncertain about his future. He has one year left in his current contract and the 28 year old has not yet signed a new deal that has fueled speculations amidst interest from Bundesliga heavyweights Bayern Munich and Premier League hotshots Manchester City as the later has offered him an opportunity to reunite with Pep Guardiola, the then Barcelona gaffer.
Sanchez has impressive records for his nation in recent times as Chile won back to back Copa America titles in 2015 and 2016. He is now concentrating on his international duties for the upcoming Confederations Cup that is set to commence from 17th June in Russia.
He has reportedly refrained from commenting about his Arsenal future and left the responsibility in his agent’s hands.
“I’m looking at what my agent is doing. For now, I’m focused on the Confederations Cup in Russia and trying to do well. The truth is that my agent will see to it. He knows and he will sit down with the club to look for the best option for me. I’d like a lot of things but I’m only thinking about the national team.”
However, it is believed that the Gunners’ boss Arsene Wenger will find it extremely hard to retain his best resource ( also the highest scorer for the Gunners’ during 2016-17 season netting 30 goals in all competitions) after failing to qualify for prestigious Champions League football and the big guns of Europe might lure him to move elsewhere offering a greater financial structure as well as an ambitious project.