Arsene Wenger provides latest update on Alexis Sanchez for Arsenal fans amid Chelsea link
Alexis Sanchez is still in talks with Arsenal about extending his contract, Arsene Wenger has revealed
Arsene Wenger has admitted that Alexis Sanchez’s future at Arsenal beyond the summer transfer window lies in the hands of the forward’s agent.
The Chile international’s future has been a relentless source of speculation in recent months after both he and Mesut Ozil entered into the final 18 months of their contracts at The Emirates.
Chelsea have been linked with a possible summer swoop for the 28-year-old forward, who has earned a reputation as one of the Premier League’s top players since his arrival at Arsenal from Barcelona in 2014.
And Wenger has delivered the latest news on Sanchez’s contract situation at Arsenal beyond the summer transfer window.
Speaking at a news conference at Arsenal’s training ground on Friday, Wenger said: “Basically, he wants to stay at the club, it’s down to finding an agreement with his agent.
“The players first have to see if they are happy at the club, then they have to find an agreement. Finances are also involved in that.”
Sanchez will be expecting to feature for Arsenal when the Gunners take on Crystal Palace in the Premier League at Selhurst Park on Monday night.
The former Barcelona star has scored 18 goals and made nine assists in the Premier League so far this season.