Alexis Sanchez could stall on signing a new Arsenal deal after allegedly storming out of The Emirates after being substituted during the win over Norwich last week.
The Daily Telegraph claims that forward’s “frustration is increasing” after the club failed to mount a serious title challenge and last week’s substitution by Arsene Wenger saw the Chilean’s frustrations boil over.
The 27-year-old, who has two years left to run on his contract, when straight down the tunnel and reportedly marched out of The Emirates after being replaced by with Francis Coquelin in the 84th minute as Arsenal beat Norwich 1-0.
Wenger “is understood to be unimpressed” and the atmosphere between the pair at London Colney this week has been “frosty”, although the report says Sanchez will start against Man City on Sunday.
Sanchez has had a poor season marred by injury problems but he is still the club’s joint-top scorer in the Premier League with 12 goals.
The forward, who arrived in July 2014 for £35million from Barcelona, has admitted in the past that he argues with Wenger over the amount of playing time he is given and he voiced his frustrations in March after a 2-1 defeat at home to Swansea that dealt a massive blow to their title chances, saying: “Sometimes we lack this hunger to believe that we can be champions. To go out on to the pitch feeling that we are already winning 1-0.”
Sanchez had scored five goals in five games last month and looked to be rediscovering the form he showed last seaosn when he scored 25 goals, but Wenger “felt Sanchez was not tracking back enough as Arsenal attempted to protect their lead against Norwich” and that is believed to have been the trigger for a furious Sanchez.