Iwobi begs Alexis Sanchez – Please don’t leave Arsenal

Alex Iwobi has urged his Arsenal team-mates, Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, not to leave Arsenal after this season.

The two players will have one year left on their deals this summer and have been linked with moves away from the Emirates.

Earlier this month, manager Arsene Wenger confirmed that their contract negotiations have been put on hold until the season ends.

Iwobi has now expressed his optimism that they will sign new deals with the London side.

“As you can see from stats, goals and chances they create they are key players in our team,” he told the BBC.

“Everything offensively almost goes through them. Even though we have other players they are world-class players.

“For the club it’d be great for them to stay, but at the end of the day it’s their decisions.”

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Alexis Sanchez – I want to play in a team with winning mentality

Alexis Sanchez has said that he wants to play in a winning team with winning mentality.

The Chile international’s future is uncertain, with his current deal with Arsenal entering into its final year.

The Gunners crashed out of the Champions League after a 10-2 aggregate loss to Bayern Munich and face a uphill task to qualify for next season’s competition.

Alexis, who has a £50 million price tag on his head (http://dailypost.ng/2017/03/29/arsenal-put-50million-price-tag-alexis-sanchez/), says he may be willing to stay if the mentality in the team improves.

“I’d like to stay in the city, but for a team that is winning, that has a winning mentality,” he is quoted by El Grafico as having said.

“I am happy in London and I hope to finish my contract with Arsenal. Hopefully Arsenal can push to win the big titles.

“I’m 28, I still have a lot ahead of me. I am a player that takes great care of myself.”Alexis Sanchez has said that he wants to play in a “winning team with winning mentality”.

The Chile international’s future is uncertain, with his current deal with Arsenal entering into its final year.

The Gunners crashed out of the Champions League after a 10-2 aggregate loss to Bayern Munich and face a uphill task to qualify for next season’s competition.

Alexis, who has a £50 million price tag on his head, says he may be willing to stay if the mentality in the team improves.

“I’d like to stay in the city, but for a team that is winning, that has a winning mentality,” he is quoted by El Grafico as having said.

“I am happy in London and I hope to finish my contract with Arsenal. Hopefully Arsenal can push to win the big titles.

“I’m 28, I still have a lot ahead of me. I am a player that takes great care of myself.”

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Why Arsenal must keep Sanchez, Ozil for title bid – Nwankwo Kanu

Ex-Super Eagles forward, Nwankwo Kanu has said Arsenal must keep Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, if they want to win the Premier League title this season.

Nwankwo Kanu spent five years with the Gunners and is still a strong supporter of the North London club.

”It is important to keep your best players if you want to move forward – they are great players so why should they leave a great club?” Kanu told SunSport, referring to Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez.

“The fans love them and Arsenal must do everything they can to keep them.”

The former Inter Milan and Ajax star is also worried that Arsenal are struggling to win against modest opposition.

He added: “My advice to Arsenal would be to be able to really see off teams. If they are one goal up, they have to make sure they finish the game strongly and not let other teams back into the game.

“I believe they are getting a team now that can win ugly, play bad and still get three points – it’s not all about winning 5-0.

“The more points they can grind out, the more they do that, the more chance I believe they have to finally win the league and catch Chelsea.

“Every club has weaknesses, Arsenal has been there before and this time they have a better chance as long as they do not lose focus in each game.”

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Arsene Wenger: I’m not upset with Sanchez’s angry reaction to substitution

Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger has said that he will not discipline Alexis Sanchez following the striker’s angry reaction to being substituted in the win at Swansea City.

The Chilean was visibly frustrated when he was withdrawn from the action with 11 minutes left of the 4-0 win, kicking a glove and then sitting apart from his team-mates.

Wenger explained he did not want to risk Sanchez’s fitness, bringing on Danny Welbeck in his place, but said he had no issue with the striker’s response.

“All the players are frustrated when they come off, some show it, some not,” Wenger said. “I am long enough in the job to know that. I just make the decision I feel is right and that’s it. Nothing more than that.

“He’s a good guy who gives a lot and wants to do well, always, for the team. There is no problem. But every culture is different. Some South Americans are a bit different to Europeans. Southern Europeans are different to northern Europeans. You have to respect that. That’s why we are a multi-national team.

“I prefer to score goals and not to concede goals, that is all I like,” Wenger added. “But all the players like the game, I think after you are more extroverted. That’s minor. I think looking at the game, that [Sanchez’s reaction] is really minor, minor, minor.

“We speak always, about everything. Honestly I cannot even answer. I don’t look at that. I look at how well the players do who come on, how comfortable they are, because Danny Welbeck has not played for two years.“That is, for me, much more important than an individual response.”

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Sanchez rejects new £180K-a-week offer by Arsenal, Ozil looks on

Arsenal forward, Alexis Sanchez, who currently earns £130K weekly is holding out for an improved deal of of £250K-a-week and has rejected an offer of £180K weekly. The prolific striker is central to the Gunners’ interest and the club is desperate to tie him down to a long term deal. They are however hesitant to meet his huge demands but remain hopeful a deal can be struck.

In contrast to Sanchez’s talks, there is a growing confidence at the Emirates that Ozil, 28, will sign a new deal. Wenger is adamant Sanchez and Mesut Ozil — who is also entering the final 18 months of his deal — will not be sold even if they have not penned fresh terms.

 

Puzzled Sanchez should join me in China – Pellegrini

Ex-Manchester City coach, Manuel Pellegrini, has  offered fellow Chilean Alexis Sanchez a lucrative move to the Chinese club he now manages.

Sanchez, who along with German World Cup winner Mesut Ozil has been in protracted discussions with Arsenal over a new contract, could reportedly earn as much as £500,000 ($620,000, 595,000 euros) a week at Hebei China Fortune.

Argentine star Ezequiel Lavezzi is on just under that at the ambitious Chinese club.

“If Alexis wants to come, we have a club for him right now,” Pellegrini, who also has former Arsenal winger Gervinho at the club, told The Sun newspaper.

“He can come to join us in China immediately.”

The forward Sanchez, Arsenal’s outstanding player this season, is reported to be unhappy with Arsenal’s financial offer and also wants assurances about manager Arsene Wenger’s future.

“Step by step Alexis has led a career with a lot of intelligence,” said the 63-year-old Pellegrini, who guided Manchester City to the 2014 Premier League title but was told midway through last term he would be replaced by Pep Guardiola.

“He started in South America always playing for big clubs. After that he played in Italy, Spain (for Barcelona) and now in the Premier League, which is the most powerful in the world.

“Alexis has always done things the right way. Chinese football is growing every day and the interest in going there is increasing all the time.”

Sanchez, 27, is the third high-profile South American to be linked with a big-money move to China inside a week.

Chelsea’s out-of-favour Brazilian midfielder Oscar has been linked with a £60m move to Shanghai SIPG and veteran Argentine striker Carlos Tevez is reported to be in talks with Shanghai Shenhua.

[AFP]

Arsenal forward, Alexis Sanchez, accused of committing tax fraud

Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez has been accused of committing tax fraud in Spain when he was a Barcelona player.

Prosecutors in Barcelona allege the 27-year-old failed to pay tax on 983,443 euros (£888,246) between 2012 and 2013.

They say the Chile international used an offshore company in Malta to avoid paying tax on image rights earnings.

A statement published by his agent said: “Alexis Sanchez has fully obeyed the laws imposed by the countries where he has resided.”

It added: “He has paid taxes to all the local tax and revenue organisations. Furthermore, all of his personal and image rights income has been declared to all of those national tax and revenue agencies.”

Sanchez joined Arsenal from Barcelona for £35m in 2014.

[BBC]

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