By Danny Wright
Arsenal legend Sol Campbell has shared that he hopes the board can finalise new terms with current star Alexis Sanchez.
The former Barcelona player’s current contract expires at the end of next season, but Campbell is adamant that the two parties are working to get a deal done.
“I think there are a lot of things behind the scenes and it’s all about cutting a deal, getting the deal done and sometimes compromising,” said Campbell speaking to Sky Sports
“Depending on how far the compromises go, it could be him compromising; it could be the club compromising, who knows? But I think everyone is out there to get the deal done.”
Sanchez is a certainly a player Arsene Wenger wouldn’t want to lose, especially given his recent form.
The 28-year-old scored a 98th minute penalty to secure a dramatic 2-1 win against Burnley on Sunday for his 15th Premier League goal of the season and Campbell also drew comparisons between him and iconic striker Thierry Henry.
“That fantastic penalty reminds me of Thierry Henry; he used to score a lot of those type of penalties.
“But he has comes in, his attitude is tremendous, he is one of the players that I have seen in the last five to 10 years that has come into Arsenal and bang, straight away he is working, he’s scoring goals and he’s into it.
“He’s not taken six months to get going or one year to get going at the club, so that should keep him in good stead. Hopefully the board come and get the deal done.”
Sanchez has scored 59 goals in a total of 121 appearances for the Gunners since joining from Barcelona in 2014.
His late goal on Sunday meant that Arsenal moved above north London rivals Tottenham into second place in the Premier League after their draw with Manchester City on Saturday evening.
The 2016 Copa America winner will be looking to help his side cement their place behind Chelsea when they take on Watford next in the league, but before that they face a difficult trip to Southampton in the FA Cup fourth round.
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