Arsenal forward reveals dressing room reaction to Sanchez saga

Date published: Wednesday 27th September 2017 9:08 - Oli Fisher

Alexis Sanchez has been on the receiving end of banter regarding his collapsed move to Man City, a teammate has revealed. 

Pep Guardiola was desperate to bring the Chile international to the Etihad Stadium in the summer, with the player also reportedly keen on re-uniting with his former boss.

The former Barcelona man instead returned to Arsenal as the Gunners failed to source a replacement, but is still set to walk away for free in the summer should he fail to agree a new deal at the Emirates.

Akpom told the Daily Star that Sanchez’ teammates have been giving him a ribbing about the collapsed deal.

“We do banter about it to be fair. But at the end of the day, he’s still at Arsenal,” the striker revealed.

“Everyone is happy, the fans are happy and he’s happy.

“I think with a player like Sanchez he just blocks it out because all he wants to do is play football.

“He’s so focused on football, he blocks out a lot of negativity and transfer rumours.”

Recent reports have suggested that PSG are the most serious suitors for Sanchez and are apparently ready to give the 28-year-old a £9million signing on bonus.

 

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