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Arsenal icon: Tough to replace Alexis Sanchez, but life goes on

Arsenal Transfer News Alexis Sanchez Manchester City GETTYArsenal could lose Alexis Sanchez who is wanted by Manchester City
Montrelle Montesinos | 18 Julio, 2017, 14:29

The club captain of Arsenal Football Club and his manager Arsene Wenger have recently announced that Per Mertesacker will continue to work with the Frenchman at the club in a coaching capacity when he finally hangs up his boots after a long and successful football career next summer.

Manchester City are in pole position and know Arsenal are facing a dilemma because Sanchez could leave for nothing in a year's time, at the end of his contract. Sanchez had said that he wants to leave the English club to be able to realise his dream of playing and winning the Champions League.

With Alexis Sanchez coming out and stating that he "wants Champion's League Football" over the weekend, his departure from North London is beginning to seem more likely.

"That's a question I didn't expect today!" They are relatively unproven, unestablished, though that does not mean they will necessarily come cheap, and their developments can be volatile and unpredictable.

So far this is a summer in which Arsenal have done interesting things. We have rested sometimes players in the group stage of the Champions League for the Premier League so it has become most important for us. He played almost every game last season and then the Confederations Cup.

He would be an extremely high-risk candidate to replace Sanchez, commanding a substantial fee with little guarantees of success.

"This season there has to be more", he said.

"We are in agreement with the coach [Carlo Ancelotti] and we won't be doing another deal for an attacker". "Lemar is the kind of player who can make a difference".

Yet Sanchez is also not interested in a move to the Bernabeu.

Arsenal are still targeting further arrivals, Monaco's Thomas Lemar is at the top of their list, so between the comings and the goings there's still plenty of work to do.