By Harry Sykes
Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez has resigned himself to staying with Arsenal for another year and seeing out his contract, according to a report.
The Mirror has reported that Sanchez has been “dropping hints to teammates and friends” that he will be staying at the Emirates for one more season.
With his contract set to run out in the summer, it means that the 28-year-old will be able to leave on a free – and will be able to start negotiating with clubs as early as January.
It potentially means a much more lucrative deal for Sanchez himself, as clubs will only have to pay his wages, and not a fee that could have been as much as £50million.
Wenger has no qualms about letting Sanchez run his contract down and has the backing of the Arsenal board.
The manager is convinced that with a move to play for and the 2018 World Cup, Sanchez will be fully committed to the Arsenal clause.
The Mirror also reports though that if Sanchez does stay, as seems likely now, that Arsenal may decide to sell Olivier Giroud to Premier league rivals Everton.
Arsene Wenger is “desperate” to see the French striker stay though, and if he does Arsenal would have their best forward line in a long time.
Sanchez was running out of options for a summer move, with Arsenal adamant that they wouldn’t sell to a Premier League rival.
With PSG buying Brazil star Neymar for a free close to £200m and Bayern being reportedly put off by his wage demands, it now looks like Arsenal fans will get to enjoy his goals for another season.
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