Arsene Wenger is now bracing himself for the departure of his top scorer from last season according to emerging reports from the British media.
The Arsenal manager has seen his side struggle to challenge for a top four spot in the Premier League this season as they currently sit in sixth place in the table.
After watching the Gunners bow out of the FA Cup on Sunday night, Wenger is aware that matters could get worse with the exit of Alexis Sanchez.
Indeed, the Mirror are reporting that Arsenal are now willing to agree a transfer deal with Manchester City over the sale of Sanchez as long as a replacement is found.
Indeed, Wenger is believed to be fancying a move for Leicester City midfielder Riyad Mahrez as he continues to seek a high-profile replacement for his want-away Chilean star.
Sanchez has been deemed as a controversial figure in the Arsenal dressing room for much of this season and thus, the club is now willing to agree a deal worth £35million to sell him to rivals Manchester City.
The 29-year-old was left out of the squad which travelled to Nottingham Forest on Sunday in the 4-2 FA Cup third round defeat.