Given the refusal of some key Arsenal players to put pen to paper on improved deals, Arsene Wenger may have to start preparing for life after them.
Chile international and Arsenal attacker Alexis Sanchez has attracted huge interest from all and sundry of European football but report according to the Express has indicated that Manchester City are prepared to lodge a £60m bid for the star.
Sanchez has been dubbed a contract rebel by some quarters of the Gunners fans and this stemmed from his refusal to put pen to paper despite being in the final year of his current contract. If he does not sign an extension, Arsenal risk losing him on a free transfer next summer.
The 28-year-old Chilean was reportedly offered £300,000 a week deal to stay put at Arsenal but according to the report by Daily Telegraphy, the Citizens are willing to fork out as much as £400,000 a week in wages for Sanchez.
Sanchez had a barnstorming season for Arsenal last season, were he scored 30 goals in all competitions but the Gunners failure to qualify for Champions League is believed to be the reason behind his refusal to sign a new deal with the London club.
The Chilean international is currently out of action due to an abdominal injury but he was spotted in Paris amid speculations linking him with a move to PSG.
Arsene Wenger is hell bent on keeping the star within the fold but Arsenal activities in the transfer window leaves so much to be desired. The Gunners have spent only 52million pounds but they have been unable to add either Thomas Lemar or a midfielder that would replace Cazorla in their team.