Sanchez gives update on future after disappointing season, wants two things from Arsenal
By Russell Edge
Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez has admitted he has been disappointed with the club’s performance this season, but wants to concentrate on winning the FA Cup and securing Champions League qualification.
The attacking midfielder has been one of the Gunners’ best performers this season, in a disappointing campaign for the North London side in both the Premier League and in Europe.
Arsene Wenger’s side currently sit sixth in the league table, nine points off the top four, while they were dumped out of the Champions League 10-2 on aggregate by German giants Bayern Munich at the round of 16 stage.
Sanchez admits that such results have been hard to take this season, with the Chile international saying he arrived at the Emirates Stadium to get his hands on silverware.
Sanchez told Sky Sports on their website: “I don’t think it has been a very good season for me because I came here to win trophies.
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“I feel disappointed that we aren’t in a position to win the Premier League or the Champions League.”
Arsenal’s only hope of securing a trophy this season is their FA Cup final clash with Chelsea, and Sanchez insists the players will be doing everything they can to win the world’s oldest national football competition.
“We do have the FA Cup final coming up and we’ll give it our all to try to win it,” he told Sky Sports on their website.
Sanchez has enjoyed a profitable season in front of goal, scoring 19 league goals in 33 appearances, and this impressive form has led to a number of questions regarding his future.
The 28-year old has been linked with a move away from the Emirates this summer, with Sport Bild claiming that a transfer to Arsenal’s Champions League foes Bayern Munich could be in the pipeline.
However, the Arsenal man refuted any talk of a summer move and insisted that his future plans would be sorted out after the end of the season in conversations with manager Wenger.
“I’ll sit down with the club to decide what I’m going to do,” said Sanchez to Sky Sports on their website.
“We’ll speak once the season is over because if I speak now, that would take my focus away from what I want, which is qualifying for the Champions League and winning the FA Cup.
“We’ve said that the two of us will sit down together to discuss the topic in terms of what will happen and what we’re going to do, what’s best for the club, what’s best for me, what’s best for him.”
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