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Arsenal’s three options when it comes to Alexis Sanchez

Arsenal’s three options when it comes to Alexis Sanchez



The Alexis Sanchez situation is now heading towards saga status. Yesterday, Arsene Wenger admitted he was willing to sell him last summer, but failed to do so because he couldn’t get a replacement in in time.
Asked if the situation this month was the same, he replied, “Yeah, it?s the case now … you sum it up very well.”
So, we’re open to letting him go. We probably want to let him go, but any deal depends on finding a replacement. The name being bandied about at the moment is that of Malcom, Bordeaux’s Brazilian forward, but on that the manager said, “He?s a good player but we are not on that case at the moment.”
I wouldn’t read a huge amount into that, with Wenger yesterday very obviously saying as little as possible about transfers and possible deals (including that of Theo Walcott who the club are currently in negotiations with Everton about).
“I don?t want to give information that I cannot back up after,” he said. “You?ll come back after and ask why did I say that.” He rarely admits interest in players we’re keen on signing, and the merits of a 20 year old coming in to try and replace Sanchez is probably a debate for another day, but his downplaying a potential deal is something we’ve seen countless times before. Most often it’s because we’re not actually interested in the player, but there are examples of him doing the same before bringing that player in.
The situation has become more complicated by the apparent interest of Manchester United, and the fact that Man City are threatening to walk away from the deal because they’re unwilling to pay what Arsenal want as we reportedly hold out for something closer to 35m.
On the one hand, I can see why we would try and get as much money as possible from the most cash rich club in the world. On the other, when you’re dealing with a player who can go for free in June, you really don’t have a strong ... view: 1
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