Arsene Wenger has a load of problems on his mind, not the least of which is Alexis Sanchez’s unwillingness to sign a new deal at Arsenal.
Much was made of Sanchez’s reaction to the blowout Arsenal suffered at Anfield, as the Chilean star made his debut and was subbed off early.
Adding fuel to the fire is the player’s postgame Instagram action; Not many post caption-less photos of themselves, looking forlorn, after embarrassing losses.
At least he added a filter.
The transfer window closes Thursday, and it’ll be interesting to see if this photo — moreover, the embarrassing Arsenal loss — serves as a clarion call to his suitors around the world.
The Chilean, who only has one season left on his contract with the north London club, slumped to his haunches during the defeat and, after being replaced by Olivier Giroud in the 62nd minute, looked exasperated on the substitutes’ bench.
Such was the Arsenal shambles, he even appeared to let loose a wry smile as he contemplated just how bad his side’s performance had been.
Sanchez has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester City in recent weeks, with Pep Guardiola still open to more signings before the transfer window closes.
The forward who is set to link up with the Chile squad next week – is open to a switch north but much depends on whether Arsenal fold in the final days of the window.
Wenger is loathe to lose him but it remains to be seen whether the Gunners will risk losing Sanchez for nothing next summer.