According to the recent odds released by Betfair, as cited by the Sun, Arsenal are currently the third favourites to secure the services of Alexis Sanchez from Manchester United. The Gunners are currently priced at 9/1 behind Paris Saint-Germain (3/1), Real Madrid and Barcelona (8/1) to seal a move for the Chilean international.
The Mirror had recently claimed that Sanchez had been left furious with his manager, Jose Mourinho after he was excluded from the match-day squad in United’s Champions League victory over Young Boys earlier this week. It is understood that the Chilean forward wants to quit Old Trafford, just a year after he became a Red Devil, as he has completely fallen out of favour with Mourinho.
Sanchez’s Recent Misery At Manchester
Since his move from Arsenal at the start of this calendar year, the Chilean maestro has flattered to deceive for the Mancunian outfit after not being able to live up to the high expectations surrounding his arrival at Old Trafford. He has struggled to take his first-team chances and has not been able to score goals on a consistent basis which could be one of the main reasons why Mourinho decided to bench him in recent weeks.
However, Romelu Lukaku is also going through a poor run of form up top and Sanchez might be wondering why he is not being preferred over the Belgian international to lead the line for United. There is too much friction between the player and his manager which the Gunners could capitalise on by trying to re-sign him in the coming months.
His lack of form at Old Trafford could be because he doesn’t suit Mourinho’s style of play. In such a scenario it only makes sense for him to switch clubs in an attempt to reignite his career. If given the freedom and the confidence to express himself, Sanchez can still be one of the best players in European football as long as he can start banging in some goals regularly for both his club and country.
Why Arsenal Should Make A Move To Re-sign Sanchez?
The Chilean international is a great dribbler with the ball and has a lot of tricks up his sleeve to beat the opposing defenders when isolated in 1v1 situations. He is also a proven finisher in the attacking third and can be match-winner on his day as evidenced by his last-gasp winner against Newcastle United last month.
Unai Emery can end his Old Trafford nightmare by making a move to re-sign him as the Chilean still has a lot to offer on the pitch. At 29, the former Barcelona talent still has a few years left in him to play at a high level which the Gunners could benefit from if they can manage to lure him back to the Emirates Stadium.