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‘Disheartened’ Sanchez tipped to leave Arsenal this summer
According to a report in the Express, Alexis Sanchez is ‘disheartened’ at Arsenal following our title collapse and could jump at the chance of joining Bayern Munich this summer.
Sanchez has proved to be an excellent signing since joining from Barcelona in 2014 and while he’s not quite lived up to his lofty standards of last season, he’s still chipped in with 13 goals and 11 assists in his 35 games so far this campaign.
Unfortunately, despite Sanchez’s best efforts, we’ve fallen short of challenging for top honours once again this season after being dumped out of the Champions League by Barcelona while we’ve inexplicably choked in the Premier League title race.
The Chilean international recently voiced his concern that some of his Arsenal team mates lacked the required hunger to win the title, after telling reporters:
“If we go out on to to the pitch with hunger to become champions, to win the Premier League or the Champions League we can achieve it,” Sanchez is quoted as saying by the Express
“There are great players here, I train with them daily and they have got the mentality and the desire to win, but sometimes we lack the hunger, the mentality that we are winning 1-0 when we go out on to the pitch.
“Sometimes we lack this hunger to believe that we can be champions… [We need] to go out on to the pitch feeling that we are already winning 1-0.”
The Express use these quotes to claim that Sanchez has become ‘disheartened’ at the Emirates and could now look to leave this summer after Bayern Munich made him their No.1 transfer target.
Carlo Ancelotti is set to take over from Pep Guardiola this summer and the newspaper says he has concerns over the injury records of Ribery and Robben, so wants to take Sanchez to the Allianz Arena.
Arsenal obviously want Sanchez to stay and are in talks over a contract extension but with his current deal having just two years left to run, this summer is going to be pivotal.
We woul be mad to let the attacker enter the final two years of his deal and if Wenger fails to show some intent in the transfer market by bringing in some top class players, Sanchez may decide it’s time for a new challenge and refuse to sign an extension.
And who could really blame him? World class players want to challenge for the big trophies and we don’t have the squad capable of doing so right now, so unless Arsene is prepared to strengthen this summer, I wouldn’t blame the likes of Sanchez if they wanted out.
However, let’s pray the boss is finally ready to splash some money and prove to our players that he’s putting together a squad that can take that next step to become champions next year. We’re so close, it would be a shame if it was all to fall apart at this stage…