Alexis Sanchez has declared himself very happy at Arsenal, and that his future is in the hands of the club.
The Chilean was speaking to Sky Sports, and you don’t have to have a first class degree in reading between the lines to understand what he’s getting at.
Asked about his contract, which still has 18 months to run, he said, “To be quite honest, right now I’m more focused on winning football matches. I’m staying concentrated on that side of things.
“It doesn’t really depend on me so much as it does the club, if they want to show confidence in me.
“I’m very happy here, I love it here, I love all the staff, the cooks, the employees that do so much for us.
“I’m very grateful to everybody, and as I say I’m very happy here. So it depends on Arsenal.
“I really enjoy the relationship with the fans,” he continued. “They go every game and they fill up the stadium, they’re cheering and they’re passionate. I really love that.
“I want to win, and I want to achieve my objectives … more for them, because they’re always at the stadium, packing it out.
“So I want to win the league with Arsenal, and the Champions League, because that’s what the club is missing.”
There’s certainly a touch of ‘Show me the money’ when it comes to his next deal, but then if he does commit, it’s basically his last BIG contract of his career at a time when he’s in his peak years.
Let’s hope the club do what it takes.
— arseblog (@arseblog) December 16, 2016