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Alexis Sanchez’s departure confirms Arsenal’s status as mediocre also-rans… and it could get worse

As Alexis Sanchez hurtles towards the end of his contract and the Emirates exit door, Arsenal find themselves in all too familiar position with the two Manchester giants surveying the wreckage of another calamitous season, looking to pick off the remaining meat on the bones. For Robin van Persie in 2012, read Aleixs Sanchez in 2018. Whatever the little boy inside the Chilean is saying, there is absolutely no chance, despite Arsene Wenger’s wild optimism, a single ounce of his fibre is planning on remaining in north London beyond the end of the January transfer window. Wenger has insisted that the length of time remaining on a footballer’s contract pays no bearing on his levels of commitment once he crosses the white line, but Sanchez’s histrionics and dwindling output over the course of the last year have told a different story. Cracks in the relationship between manager, star player and his teammates were first evident at Bournemouth last season where… Read the full story...


Published By: Metro - Sunday, 14 January, 2018

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