Paul Merson makes claim about Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez and Chelsea

Paul Merson is tipping Alexis Sanchez to leave Arsenal this summer and says he would fit in well at Chelsea

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Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez Photo: Puma

Paul Merson has claimed that Alexis Sanchez is definitely leaving Arsenal this summer and says the forward would definitely fit in at Chelsea.

The Chilean’s situation at The Emirates has been a source of speculation this season after both he and Mesut Ozil entered into the final 18 months of their contracts at Arsenal.

Sanchez is believed to be in talks about the possibility of extending his contract at Arsenal beyond next summer but there is yet to be any official announcement from the north London club.

The 28-year-old’s uncertain situation has led to speculation linking Sanchez with both Chelsea and Manchester City in recent weeks.

Former Arsenal star Merson is fully expecting to see Sanchez leave the club this summer, and feels he would fit well into Antonio Conte’s team at Stamford Bridge.

Merson wrote in The Daily Star: “I think Alexis Sanchez, who is lucky to be on the [PFA award] shortlist at all after disappearing in the last few weeks, is off in the summer.

“He would fit in at Chelsea but there’s talk about Manchester City wanting him, too, now. Whatever happens, I think he’s made his mind up.”

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Sanchez will be expecting to feature for Arsenal when the Gunners take on Middlesbrough in the Premier League on Monday night.

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