Paul Merson sends message to Arsenal fans about Alexis Sanchez

The Arsenal legend looks to shed light on Alexis Sanchez's mindset after a frustrating transfer window for the Chile international

Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez Photo: Alexis Sanchez / Instagram

Paul Merson says Alexis Sanchez will be wondering why Arsenal allowed Alex Olxade-Chamberlain to leave but blocked the South American’s transfer this summer.

The Gunners endured a disappointing summer transfer window following the sale of Oxlade-Chamberlain to title rivals Liverpool in a £40m deal on Thursday.

Arsenal managed to keep hold of Sanchez despite the Chile international being heavily linked with a move to Manchester City throughout the summer transfer windows.

The north London side are rumoured to have turned down a £60m bid for the 28-year-old despite Sanchez’s desire to complete a switch out of Arsenal.

The South American forward has entered the final 12 months of his current Arsenal deal to throw up the possibility of Sanchez leaving for nothing next summer.

Former Arsenal midfielder Merson attempted to shed light on Sanchez’s mindset following a frustrating transfer deadline day for the Gunners’ prized asset.

Merson told Sky Sports News on Friday morning:

“Sanchez will come back and say: ‘How come you sold Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and haven’t sold me?’ Sanchez gives his all every week, he gives 100 per cent. As soon as he doesn’t, we will see that.”

Sanchez moved to Arsenal in a £35m deal from La Liga giants Barcelona in the 2014 summer transfer window.

The Gunners spent a club-record £52m fee on Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette to improve their attacking options.

Arsenal have also signed Bosnian defender Sead Kolasinac in a free transfer from Bundesliga outfit Schalke 04.

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