Thursday 19 October 2017

Alexis Sanchez wants out of Arsenal with summer exit now more likely than ever

Alexis Sanchez could be heading to Paris St Germain
Alexis Sanchez could be heading to Paris St Germain

Ben Burrows

Alexis Sanchez wants out of Arsenal with an exit this summer now looking likelier than ever.

The Chilean was dropped for the Gunners 3-1 defeat to Liverpool at the weekend stretching his already strained relationship with the club and tellingly his manager Arsene Wenger even further.

The 28-year-old stormed out of training last week after an angry disagreement with a teammate before continuing the row and confronting them further in the changing room afterwards.

In his pre-match press conference on Monday ahead of the clash with Bayern Munich Wenger was at pains to insist his relationship with his star man remains “honest and normal”.

Indeed, the Arsenal boss contended his decision to leave Sanchez out at Anfield was purely tactical.

But it is understood Wenger's choice also came from his growing disenchantment with his forward's ever frequent outbursts in recent months.

Wenger felt he had to act following the latest last week and attempt to deal with the issue behind closed doors.

With the mood of the team around him also being taken into account it is now increasingly clear that Sanchez’s future lies away from the Emirates with a move this summer ever more likely.

Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain are leading the chase with the Gunners’ top scorer looking for upwards of £300,000 per week at his next club.

The Chinese Super League remain interested although the player’s preference is to stay in Europe while Premier League clubs would also be on alert should he become available.

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