Arsene Wenger believes that Alexis Sanchez wants to stay at Arsenal, but says the club have to find an agreement with the player’s agent to make that happen.
The Chilean striker is heading towards the final 12 months of his current deal, and with 22 goals and 13 assists to his name this season, is in the kind of form that makes other clubs take notice.
The rumour mill is in overdrive and the 28 year old has been linked to Chelsea, PSG and Manchester United in the last seven days.
Asked at his press conference today if it was simply a matter of financial incentives or, if as was reported he required a show of ambition tb in order to pledge his future to the club, the Arsenal manager said it was down to a combination of things.
“I believe that basically he wants to stay at the club and it’s down to finding an agreement with his agent,” he said
“I think the players first have to see are they are happy to the club and after most of the time it’s down to finding an agreement, but the finances are involved in it, yes.”
Wenger once more fielded questions about his future, leaving us still none the wiser about what’s going to happen this summer, but what’s going to happen with the star players is still a worry for fans.