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Alexis Sanchez has told Arsenal he wants to join Manchester City this summer, according to reports.
The Chilean is being linked with a move to the Etihad as he continues to stall on signing a new contract at Arsenal.
Wenger has warned he won’t be sold to a rival club but it appears the forward is prepared to force a move to Man City.
According to El Mercurcio via The Metro, Manchester City have already made a £47m bid for Sanchez.
And with Arsenal set to snub it, Sanchez has taken matters into his hands by telling club chiefs he wants to join Man City.
According to the Paper, a source close to the player has revealed that Sanchez is now more than ever prepared to leave the Emirates after Arsenal failed to qualify for the Champions League.
‘Not playing in the Champions League is a big deal for Alexis, he is motivated to participate and win it,’ a source close to Sanchez told El Mercurio.
‘Alexis spoke to his team-mates in Russia about the subject, he has spoken with his family as well.
‘All of them came to the same conclusion – it is best for him to end his journey with Arsenal and join City.
‘Alexis is not willing for that, for any reason, [to stay at Arsenal] his idea is to leave in this moment.’
Alexis Sanchez joining City will be a big blow to our chances of winning the Premier League title. We can’t afford to strengthen our rival and weaken ourselves considerably in the process.
Wenger is determined not to see him join a rival and the fear at the club is that he may hold out for only a move to Man City and that would infuriate the club and Gooners as well.
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