Alexis Sanchez refuses to "betray" Barcelona !

Annette Crawford
September 17, 2017

Despite enduring heartbreak on transfer deadline day when his move to City fell through, Alexis still plans to reunite with Pep Guardiola at the Etihad Stadium and intends to join City either in January or next summer when his Arsenal contract is up and he becomes the hottest free agent on the market. He flung his arms up in the air when a pass was misplaced, showed tireless running when chasing opposition defenders and scored an outrageous goal after cutting inside and curling past goalkeeper Timo Horn.

With Arsenal all but resigned to losing Sanchez, the offer of Real Madrid might prove to be tempting as they can recoup close to £50 million instead of losing him on a free.

'I honesty can't make a case for anyone other than Alexis Sanchez, the clubs are chalk and cheese and it's sad, ' said the former Arsenal star.

"Kolasinac gave us a lot going forward, but he also pushed Sanchez more forward".

Chelsea come into the game in impressive form following three back-to-back wins.

There have also been continued doubts over the future of Gareth Bale at the Bernabeu, who has been a target for the Real boo-boys in recent weeks.

Sanchez was just hours away from joining City on the final day of the summer transfer window this year in a £60m deal.

"No, he's not fat", said Wenger. You know how it is: "when you don't win, people find any problem for you". "But he came back full of desire and ready to play".

The Arsene Wenger's side will host Germany's Cologne in Europe's second-tier competition on Thursday.

"Ozil certainly doesn't get in ahead of Hazard and I don't think many Arsenal fans would put him in ahead of Sanchez".

"This was a league-defining game a year ago and it could shape both clubs' seasons again this time", Keown told the Daily Mail.

Martin Keown believes Chelsea v Arsenal could define both London clubs' Premier League seasons.

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