Arsene Wenger decided to drop Alexis Sanchez at Anfield after the player stormed out of a training session during the week.
Both the Guardian and Telegraph claim the Chile international was later confronted by teammates in the dressing room and that a blazing row erupted. It’s suggested that senior players supported the manager’s decision to condemn Sanchez to the bench.
News on the bust-up adds fuel to rumours that the 28-year-old will look to force a move away from the Emirates this summer.
Sanchez is out of contract in July 2018 and has been linked with Paris Saint Germain, Juventus and clubs in China. Arsene Wenger has made it clear he doesn’t want to let the former Barcelona striker leave the club, however, his hand may be forced if his presence continues to cause disruption.
Sanchez came on at half time of yesterday’s 3-1 defeat to Liverpool and promptly claimed an assist for Danny Welbeck. It remains to be seen whether last week’s incident has further repercussions ahead of matches with Bayern Munich and Lincoln City.