Arsenal Transfer News: Alexis Sanchez Rumoured to Stay for Final Contract Year

Rob Blanchette@@_Rob_BFeatured ColumnistAugust 6, 2017

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 27: Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal  during the Emirates FA Cup Final match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium on May 27, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images)
Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images

Alexis Sanchez is set to remain at Arsenal and is prepared to see out the final 10 months of his deal with the Gunners.

John Cross of the Mirror reported the Chile superstar is "dropping hints to his team-mates and friends" after manager Arsene Wenger has insisted all summer that the attacker will stay in north London.

Per Cross, Wenger has taken a firm stance on the player's future and has consistently said he will not sell him despite interest from Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City.

Sanchez can walk as a free agent next summer, but Arsenal appear to be undeterred by missing out on a fee for their most potent talent.

PSG's capture of Neymar has seemingly ended their interest in Sanchez, per Cross, and the Gunners are refusing to sell their talisman to a Premier League rival.

If Sanchez does see out his deal, it would allow Wenger plenty of time to find a world-class replacement for 2018-19.

The player scored 24 goals in the Premier League last season, according to WhoScored.com, and his contributions would be impossible to mirror if he departed in this transfer window.

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