They play together in Chile’s national team, winners of two Copa America editions in back-to-back years (1995 and 1996), and he has made zero effort to hide how much he would love to have him as a teammate at Bayern Munich as well.
I’ve told him that it’s a great opportunity for him to play for a big club
Arturo Vidal told reporters in Chile talking about Alexis Sanchez.
If you want to test yourself against the best, you need to play for the best team
the Bayern midfielder said, before revealing that he sends Sanchez regular WhatsApp messages, repeating again and again how great it would be for the Arsenal striker to play in one of the best teams in the world.
Sanchez is under contract at Arsenal for another season, it is rumoured that Manchester City are willing to spend big to sign him, while the Gunners are still trying to convince him and teammate Mesut Ozil to sign new deals and stay at the London clubs for years to come.
The Chile international has said several times that he enjoys life in London, but he needs to be in a team that will fight for titles (bigger than the FA Cup). Arsene Wenger on the other hand, has been insisting for weeks now that Sanchez has not signed a new deal because of ‘contractual differences’, which he expected to be resolved soon.