Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes that an lucrative contract offer and the life in London should persuade the Chilean to stay at the club, according to reports.
Sanchez Keen On Champions League
The Chilean international has revealed that he is keen to play the Champions League and has admitted that he made a decision over his future and it is up to Arsenal to decide on his stay.
The 28-year old was undoubtedly the best player for Arsenal last season, having scored 30 goals and managed 19 assists across all competitions. But the Gunners have failed to tie him down to a new contract despite months of negotiations since last summer.
He is currently in the final year of his contract and there has been lot of speculations over his future at the club amid interest from several clubs across Europe.
When asked about his future by Radio Sport Chile, Sanchez said: ‘I want to play the Champions League. The decision does not depend on me, I have to wait for Arsenal.
‘I’ve made my decision, now I wait for Arsenal’s reply. The idea is to play and win the Champions League. I’ve dreamt about it since I was a kid.’
Wenger Hopeful Despite City’s Interest
According to The Sun, Arsene Wenger is ‘confident’ he will still be at the Emirates next season as he is desperate to keep hold of the player.
The Gunners are ready to offer a £275,000 per week wages to keep the midfielder despite Sanchez wanted a staggering £400,000-a-week to stay at the club.
Manchester City are the only suitors that are currently willing to meet the wage demands of Alexis Sanchez, with Bayern Munich cooling their interest. However, Wenger believes that the prospect of staying in London could prove pivotal over Sanchez’s decision to stick with Arsenal beyond next season.
The 28-year old is a huge admirer of Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola and has always spoke high of the Catalan after their time at Barcelona. He could still look for a reunion with his former manger as Pep continues to strengthen his squad for the next season with an eye on Premier League title.