The Chilean is on his way out of Arsenal and with no victories in 2018 his decision to leave is more than justified
Arsenal seem to find themselves embroiled in a transfer saga every other season. Whether it’s Samir Nasri joining Manchester City because they have “more passionate fans” or Robin van Persie “listening to the little boy” inside him by signing on the dotted line for Manchester United, there is always uncertainty engulfing the Emirates.
The Gunners have been mocked for turning into a feeder club for their Premier League rivals and now it appears that Alexis Sanchez is the latest star to swap the red side of north London for Manchester.
“He [Sanchez] is being vague at the moment,” said Arsene Wenger before Arsenal’s latest disappointing defeat against Bournemouth on Sunday.
“His situation is not completely decided one way or the other, so I left him at home.”
When asked whether a move was imminent, Wenger replied: “Yes. Don’t read too much into it, because even I don’t know really what way it will go.”
This latest saga has manifested itself onto the pitch and Wenger currently proceeds over a winless 2018 which shows no sign of ending.
This miserable run continued at Dean Court as the home side recovered to falling behind to a Hector Bellerin goal to win 2-1 thanks to strikes from Callum Wilson and Jordan Ibe inside the last 20 minutes.
This result means that Arsenal have picked up just 13 points in 12 Premier League away games this season – their worst record in 12 years – and now find themselves well off the pace for a Champions League finish.
While Chilean star Sanchez deliberates over joining champions-elect City or Jose Mourinho’s United, an under fire Wenger is tasked with finding the ingredients to secure a top four finish in the Premier League without the player who scored 30 goals and made 17 more last season