Just a couple of days ago, Arsene Wenger said in a Press conference that he exchanged text messages with Alexis Sanchez, and he felt the bottom line was ‘positive’.
It doesn’t look like that if Chilean newspapers are right, if they are exact in quoting Sanchez saying something very-very different to what his coach said the other day.
I want to play in the Champions League. The decision isn’t up to me, I need to wait for Arsenal
the Chile international is quoted saying, practically announcing that he has made up his mind, he would leave the Gunners today if he could, he would move to a team that will play Champions League football the coming season.
I’ve made my decision, now I wait for Arsenal’s reply. The idea is to play and win the Champions League. I’ve dreamed about it since I was little
Sanchez said(?), with the question mark in parenthesis being necessary in this case, since it’s not that uncommon for local newspapers in South America to… take the liberty to interpret in their own way what players/coaches say, when there is no TV camera around.
For now I am at Arsenal and I finish my contract in one more year
is another Sanchez line, which, if true, can be seen as a message to Arsenal that if they don’t sell him this summer, he will simply leave for nothing in 12 months from now.