Call it panic, call it preparing for the worst, or – as some who replied to the tweet put it – looking on the bright side of things, but whatever way you look at the situation at the moment, you cannot but agree with Ian Wright on Alexis future at Arsenal.
It appears to be already at the END.
That could be quite a ridiculous thing to say if you only looked at the numbers. Could he really be contemplating leaving just after 4 months at the Emirates? A player of such quality revels in scoring and being a regular on the field and 8 League goals in just 10 games are more than a sufficient reason to imagine that life in London must be doing the Chilean so much good. Remember the tweet with his dog in the sunshine? And with a few, albeit hardly significant, individual recognitions, you couldn’t really support any debate that Alexis was bothered about anything negative at the moment.
Unless you fail to notice the straight walk down the tunnel after the final whistle on Sunday, accompanied by a frustrated shake of the head and a few meditative thoughts of frustration. Wrighty doesn’t suggest that Sanchez would leave because he wasn’t scoring enough goals, but that the plenty he scores almost always counts for nothing. And that could be reason enough to see him take a good look at the exit door. Or at least, it could be the signal for some suitors to come through the entrance.
“It is not fair that we let his talent rot in that rust, why not we make him an offer?”
That could be the musings in some board rooms at Manchester, Munich, Turin, Monaco and Paris, and knowing full well the fact that the clubs in these cities are more than able to cease a good opportunity with the sufficient funds and potential to lure, the little boy from Tocopilla could be made to look elsewhere already.
Never before has Arsenal quite been a one-man team as we are now with Alexis. We rely on him to score the opening goal in most games as he done against Leciester, Hull, Sunderland, Burnely and Swansea, or at least provide the spark to a comeback or a victory (all other games). As much as players like to be seen as being at the core of events, there must be a wish on their part that someone could show up on their off days, as Neymar would do for Messi and Bale for Ronaldo. Perhaps Oxlade-Chamberlain has been head and shoulders above all others but seeing he is still only budding, Alexis has pretty much been left on his own to depressing and catastrophic consequences, from Anderlecht till Swansea.
The probability of this trend continuing is closer to one than point five, and it could be any one of the above five looking to rescue him from what is becoming a honeyless beehive.
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