Alexis Sanchez has chosen to formally address ongoing speculation about his future at Arsenal for the first time.
The Chilean superstar, who is Arsenal’s top scorer so far this season, only has 18 months remaining on his contract at the club.
That has prompted strong speculation about Sanchez’s commitment to the Gunners with various reports suggesting he could bring an end to his career at the Emirates stadium next summer.
However, the 27-year-old has sent out a reassuring message to fans about his future, insisting that his contract renewal will depend on Arsenal’s own efforts.
“I’m focused more on winning football matches – I’m staying concentrated on that.” Sanchez said in an interview with Sky Sports
“It really doesn’t depend on me – if they [Arsenal] want to show confidence in me. I’m very happy at the club. I love all the staff. I’m very grateful for everybody here. It depends on Arsenal.
“I enjoy the relationship with the fans. I want to achieve more for them. I want to win the Premier League and the Champions League.”
Sanchez also revealed that he has held a conversation with his agent about what to say to the public about his contract situation.
“I’ve told my agent I don’t want to speak about this too much when all the rumours are going around – it can distract a player from their main focus of concentration,” he added