Arsenal Rejects £50m Sanchez Bid From Man City
The torture of uncertainty continues for Arsenal fans.
The Premier League side have rejected a £50 million bid from rivals Manchester City for Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez.
Sanchez, who scored 24 Premier League goals for the Gunners last season, is out of contract next summer and has reportedly said he wants to play for City manager, Pep Guardiola.
Arsenal have rebuffed all approaches for the 28-year-old, and would like City’s Raheem Sterling as part of any deal before Thursday’s transfer deadline.
But Guardiola, who was in charge at Sanchez’s former club FC Barcelona, is understood to want the Chilean as a straight purchase.
Arsenal fans have continued to express their displeasure at Arsene Wenger’s habit of leaving it till late to make his signings.
England forward Sterling has featured in all three of City’s games so far this season but opinions are divided on whether Arsenal needs him.
The 22-year-old is not guaranteed a starting role at Etihad Stadium following the summer arrival of Bernardo Silva from Monaco.
Sanchez joined Arsenal from FC Barcelona in 2014 for a fee of about £35 million and won the FA Cup for the second time last season.
Wenger had said few weeks ago that Sanchez would “respect” his decision and stay but fans never believed him.
The Chilean made his first appearance of the season in the Gunners’ 0-4 defeat at Liverpool on Sunday, coming off for Alexandre Lacazette after 62 minutes.
Some fans saw it as an unnecessary farewell.
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