Shkodran Mustafi sends message to Arsenal fans about Alexis Sanchez
The Arsenal defender wants to see Alexis Sanchez stay at The Emirates, hailing the Chilean as an "extraordinary player"
Shkodran Mustafi has admitted that Arsenal would find it very difficult to replace Alexis Sanchez.
The Chile international’s future has been a source of relentless debate over the past six months or so.
Sanchez failed to agree a new deal with Arsenal during the 2016-17 season to fuel transfer speculation.
The Gunners are now facing the prospect of losing Sanchez on a free transfer when his contract expires in 2018.
Premier League champions Chelsea and cash-rich Manchester City have both been linked with a potential move to sign the South American.
However, Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich appear to be in pole position to sign the former Udinese man this summer.
Arsenal defender Mustafi is worried about how the north London side will cope without their special player.
“I hope he stays,” Mustafi told Bild, as quoted by Metro.
“He is an extraordinary player, for me one of the best in the world. I have experienced few players who are as hungry as him.
“As soon as he is on the ball, everyone knows something can happen.”
Arsenal finished in fifth place in the Premier League table last season despite Sanchez scoring 24 times in 38 games in the top flight.
The Gunners will have to play in the Europa League next season after missing out on a top-four spot and Champions League football.
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