BBC Pundit – The player who should be leaving Arsenal
Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright insists he can imagine the summer exit of Arsenal’s top scorer this season due to the current state of the club.
Arsene Wenger’s men have now dropped to fifth place in the Premier League, 16 points behind leaders Chelsea while their Champions League hopes have been ripped apart by Bayern Munich.
In addition to that, there are reports of unrest between star forward Alexis Sanchez and his teammates, leading to Wenger’s decision to drop him from the starting eleven against Liverpool.
And with the Chile international yet to extend his contract which expires in just over a year, Wright has suggested that the departure of Sanchez would certainly make sense.
“It’s not looking good for Arsenal and him [Sanchez]. I believe his agent is probably on the phone to people now,” Wright said on BBC Radio 5 live’s 606 programme
“These things happen. It’s when you’re united as a team that it doesn’t come out,”
“It’s a shame simply because he is Arsenal’s best player. He is a player that Arsenal need desperately to be there
“I’m not sure if money is going to keep him there at the moment because if he’s storming out of training and not playing in games… it doesn’t seem to be a problem for him when he does come on because he still performs to the best of his ability.
“If I was him, I’d probably want to leave as well because what’s happening with Arsenal right now is not what he came to Arsenal for, especially not being in the top four.
“Everything points towards that he’s unsettled, he’s unhappy and it seems to me like he wants to go.”