Having been a key figure in Chile’s Confederations Cup campaign in Russia last month, Alexis Sanchez was given permission to skip Arsenal’s trip to Australia, but of course his name is still mentioned, a lot.
I hope Alexis stays but I don’t know what the status is to be perfectly honest. I value him a lot as a player and he’s very well-suited to the game Arsenal play
Mesut Ozil told Sky Sports about his Chilean teammate.
From a personal view I would really appreciate it if he stays. However, it’s the player’s decision after all and there’s not much more I can comment on that
the Arsenal midfielder said, before answering a question regarding what the impact would be for the Gunners if Sanchez left, after all.
It would hit the team quite hard if he left because he’s a player who always delivers. It would be a setback to winning the title but, in the end, it’s the player’s decision
Ozil said, leaving no doubt that he would love the Chilean striker to stay at Emirates Stadium, but avoiding urging him to stay, knowing that it could well be he in Sanchez’s shoes, having to make a very important decision on his career.