Having become the joint leading goalscorer for his country, with 38 goals, Alexis Sanchez has insisted he’s happy in London and is ready to see out his contract with Arsenal.
The Chilean has been linked with moves to Chelsea, and other European clubs this summer due to him only having 12 months left on his current contract, but he says he’s ready to see out his deal with the Gunners.
Speaking after the 3-1 win over Venezuela, Sanchez said, “I am happy in London and I hope to finish my contract well there. I’d like to stay in a city for a long time, in a team that is a winner, with winning mentality.”
Quite what that means for when his contract expires is another thing, but both Sanchez and Mesut Ozil – both heading into the final year of their deals – have yet to agree new terms with Arsenal.
That has led to speculation about his future and, with the club unlikely to let a prize asset go for nothing in a year’s time, a sale this summer is certainly a possibility.
You don’t have to be an expert between the lines reader to read between this lines on this one, but let’s see what Sanchez can do between now and the end of the season to help turn around what has been a difficult few weeks.
As for becoming the joint leading scorer for his country, he said, “It was a very important goal for me. Me and Marcelo Salas are the historic scorers and that personally makes me happy.”
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