Contact made: Euro giants fire first salvo in pursuit of Arsenal 28-year-old - report
by Abigail Withey
Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez could be heading to Bayern Munich this summer, according to a report.
Sport Bild has revealed that the Bundesliga giants have made initial contact with Sanchez’ agent over a possible move.
Bild also revealed that Sanchez’ representative, Fernando Felicevich, is the agent of current Bayern Munich midfielder Arturo Vidal.
Sanchez has been stalling over a new contract this season and Arsenal fans will be fearing the worst after their top-four spot, and subsequent Champions League football, is under threat.
Sanchez is contracted until the summer of 2018, but it’s highly likely that Arsenal will be looking to sell if he refuses to sign a new contract in the summer.
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The situation isn’t helped by the uncertainty over the future of current Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, whose contract runs out this summer.
Wenger is still debating a new two-year contract from the club, but he’s under pressure from a section of the fans to resign.
It all adds up to a turbulent season for the north London club, and Bayern interest in Sanchez could spell the end for the fan favourite.
Sanchez has been in form for an underperforming Arsenal side, with 19 goals and 10 assists in 33 Premier League games.
The Chile international joined the north London club in 2014 for a few of £36million.
Football Insider Verdict:
Considering the current form Sanchez is in, and then looking at where Arsenal are in the table, it’s easy to see why the Chilean star would consider making the move. Sanchez wants to win trophies, something that isn’t happening under Arsene Wenger. The void Sanchez would leave at Arsenal if he were to exit would be catastrophic, and plenty of fans would agree. The best thing to do? For Sanchez: go. For Arsenal: stay. Perhaps if Arsene Wenger was to leave in the summer, new leadership could persuade Sanchez to stay at the Emirates.
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