Arsenal players fear Alexis Sanchez’s exit
Arsenal came from three goals down to claim a remarkable 3-3 draw against Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium on Tuesday night and considering the circumstances of the game, the result can be viewed as a positive one for the Gunners.
Despite the comeback though, one Arsenal player who was visibly not pleased was Alexis Sanchez. Upon the final whistle, Sanchez wildly ripped his gloves off and threw them on the ground, and his frustration at Arsenal dropping two points in the title race was apparent.
Now according to reports from the Daily Mail, it has been claimed that Sanchez’s mood did not improve in the dressing room as he hardly said a word and that there is a real fear among the Arsenal players that the frustrated Chilean superstar could well consider leaving the Emirates Stadium at the end of the season, with his contractual situation also not making any progress.
Sanchez and Ozil contractual saga delaying other deals
Arsenal have been in negotiations over new deals for Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil for quite a while now but the Gunners have been unable to agree on new terms as they are not ready to facilitate the high wage demands of the superstar duo.
Talks with Sanchez’s and Ozil’s representatives are ongoing at the moment but as a further cause for concern for the Gunners’ faithful, the Daily Mirror have reported that the ongoing contractual saga for the two players is delaying Arsenal’s plans to discuss new deals with the likes of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Jack Wilshere - both of whom have entered the final 18 months of their current contracts.
Arsenal ready to make £20 million move for defender
Arsenal are widely expected to be offloading the full-back duo of Carl Jenkinson and Mathieu Debuchy during the current January transfer window and if both players depart, manager Arsene Wenger will surely have to bring in replacements.
Now according to reports from the Daily Star, it has been claimed that Arsenal are currently eyeing up a move for Porto defender Ricardo Pereira.
Pereira is a versatile defender who can play in either full-back positions and the Gunners are allegedly ready to splash as much as £20 million in order to acquire the services of the Portuguese international this month.