As Alexis Sanchez prepares for this summer’s Confederations Cup, his future at Arsenal remains unclear.
He still has 12 months left on his current contract, but tying him down with a new deal is obviously the imperative. After a 30 goal season, he has displayed his quality to everyone, and it’s had the likes of Bayern Munich, PSG and Man City sniffing around ahead of the next Premier League campaign.
The 28 year old is leaving it all in the hands of his agent who will meet with Arsenal and decide what his future holds.
“That is what my representative is looking at,” he said with regard to contract negotiations.
“He knows and will sit with the club and work out what is best for me. I am now focused on the cup.”
The Confederations Cup means that it’s yet another summer without rest for the irrepressible Chilean.
He joined in 2014 off the back of the World Cup in Brazil; in 2015 he scored the winning penalty in a shoot-out against Argentina; and was part of the squad that retained the trophy last summer, again against Argentina and again after a penalties were needed to decide the winner.
Let’s hope Chile get knocked out early, he takes a few days off, and comes back to sign a new deal with Arsenal.