Arguably one of Arsenals most prolific former players ever, Ian Wright, has spoken out following the team’s issues with Sanchez after the weekend. He has explained why the Chilean might want to cut his losses.
Ian Wright, who is a former Striker at London based club Arsenal, doesn’t think that things are looking good for the team or for Sanchez. Wright’s statements come following the news that Sanchez had a disagreement and walked out of training just prior to Saturday’s game. His behaviour is reportedly what cost him his position in the opening line up to Saturday’s game verses Liverpool.
The gunners unfortunately lost 3-1 to Liverpool in a match that didn’t go to plan for Arsene Wenger. Wenger failed to bring 28 year old Sanchez on until the second half, when even his skills weren’t enough to make a difference to the outcome.
Following the defeat Ian Wright said that if he were Sanchez then he would want to leave. The likelihood of his agent getting on the phone immediately after the match is high.
After Sanchez walked out of training last week, it was reported that he was confronted in the changing rooms by his team mates. Things did get out of hand to the point where one member of the team had to be held back as tempers reached boiling point.
Wright acknowledged that these things do happen but was quick to explain. That incidents like this aren’t common if the team is well united and working well together. Citing that Sanchez is in fact Arsenals biggest asset he stated that it was a shame that things are so tense. At this moment in time Arsenal can’t actually afford to lose such a prolific member of the team.
Having played in twenty six league matches so far this season, Sanchez has scored seventeen goals and has been directly involved in the setup of nine.
Wright is also of the opinion that even money wouldn’t keep the forward at the club at this point. He clearly isn’t happy, however his feelings don’t appear to be having an impact on his game. He is still able to come out onto the pitch and showcase his talents.
Sanchez came to Arsenal believing that it would be the best place for him at this point in his career, but not being in the top four has to be frustrating at this point. Wright concluded:
“Everything points towards that he’s unsettled, he’s unhappy and it seems to me like he wants to go.”
Rumour has it that Sanchez is buying his time before committing to a new contract at Arsenal. His current contract is up this summer. It has been said that Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus are interested in the star, which could potentially start a bidding war!
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