Sanchez eyeing Chelsea move, PSG also interested
With every passing week, it does look more and more likely that Alexis Sanchez will be leaving Arsenal at the end of the season and a host of clubs have unsurprisingly expressed an interest in signing the Chilean superstar.
Chelsea have been mentioned as a surprise contender to sign Sanchez and now in reports which will worry the Gunners’ supporters, the Daily Telegraph have claimed that the 28-year-old attacker is also preferring a switch to Stamford Bridge.
However, it does look unlikely that Arsenal will want to sell Sanchez to one of their fiercest rivals following the debacle with Robin van Persie a couple of seasons ago and Paris Saint-Germain could be in the driver’s seat to land the services of the ex-Barcelona man despite his desire to join Chelsea.
Wright: Arsenal will struggle to compete in the transfer market
"The way Arsenal are and perceived at the moment there's not a strong mentality," Wright said on Match of the Day 3.
"It's [the club] not very attractive, apart from London, you don't know what's going on with the manager and you've got two star players who don't know if they want to stay or leave.
"And if you're telling me that Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City and even Tottenham, who are doing big things around the corner, come in for the same players then Arsenal will struggle to get those players."
Smith: Arsene Wenger has become stale
Arsene Wenger is a much respected figure in the English game but it is clear to see that the legendary Arsenal boss is simply not producing the goods for the Gunners.
Ex-Arsenal striker Alan Smith believes that Wenger is now nearing the natural end of his career at the Emirates Stadium and has claimed that the players are no longer responding to the Frenchman as he has become ‘stale’.
As quoted by the Daily Star, Smith said, “I think his time’s reached its natural ending. Some of the players have spent a long time listening to the same voice and I think it has become stale.
“Arsenal’s become his life – he gets up at six, he’s at the training ground by 8am, he goes home at 6pm watches football and then comes back the next day and does it all over again. He’s almost become institutionalised in the Arsenal life, and what happens on the inside of the club. But that’s not a basis on which to make a decision [on a new contract].
“If he came out on the pitch, said ‘I’ve had a fantastic time but I’m going to walk away in the summer’ he would go out as the legend that he is. And it would put a stop to all the poison and in-fighting among the fans. But if there’s an offer of a contract there, he’s probably thinking, ‘why shouldn’t I sign it?’”
Real Madrid consider Arsene Wenger move
Whether or not Arsene Wenger departs from his position as manager of Arsenal remains to be seen and if the Frenchman does indeed depart the Emirates Stadium, a number of suitors will surely be lining up a move for the veteran manager – with PSG being mentioned at the moment.
Now in shock reports from Spanish outlet AS, claims have been made that giants Real Madrid could well consider offering Wenger a new contract if the club decide to part ways with current boss Zinedine Zidane in the summer.