Arsene Wenger has remained upbeat about the possibility of retaining the services of one of his key stars.
The Gunners manager has been charged with the task of keeping hold of all of his important players if he is stay on for another season.
With only one year remaining on his contract at the Emirates stadium, Alexis Sanchez has been strongly linked with a departure this summer.
And even though Wenger has admitted there have been contractual disagreements so far in negotiations, the Arsenal boss insists the Chile international is likely to remain at the club.
“The problem as well that you have to analyse, always, firstly, is: can you find better and for what kind of money? The inflation is so big that sometimes today even mathematically there can be advantages to keep a player until the end of a contract.” Wenger said
“But I personally think he will sign and stay here. First of all he is happy here. His desire is as well to stay.
“That is what I deeply believe. The disagreements are more purely contractual. Not on the desire.
“Both parties have the desire to find an agreement, so I think it will happen.”