The Ruins Of Alexis Saga

After Arsenal’s FA Cup triumph against Chelsea, many Arsenal hopefuls were bent on witnessing three events happen at Arsenal. The first was the definite INS and OUT for the club, the second was player’s contract extension and lastly pre-season and talent hunt. In the summer break, fans were more concerned about the first two.
First and foremost Wenger had a big decision to make about his contract, is he staying? Is he going? No one knew his final verdict on his contract, though a two-year contract was already waiting for his signature to be on it. Since Wenger and the players delivered to the fans the FA Cup trophy, a portion of the Arsenal fan base wanted the Frenchman to continue his reign after he came under scrutiny in the second half of last season, whilst other wanted to leave the club as a living legend – after being recognised as the most decorated FA Cup manager.
The Gunners signed two players; Sead Kolasinac and Alexandre Lacazette all summer and handled these businesses quite early in the transfer window, with fans believing there would be more players walking through the gates of London Colney – but unfortunately, just like we know, the Arsenal management never keep to their words.
The record-signing fee for the Gunners was broken when we signed Frenchman Lacazette from Lyon, previously held by German Mesut Ozil. Whilst this happened, a portion of Arsenal’s fans hoped our record-selling fee would be broken, which was previously held by Cesc Fabregas when he was sold to Barcelona.
The Gunners hoped key players stalling on new contracts would come to a meeting point, that that wasn’t the case when the team came back from their pre-season tour, these players include Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Big teams seemed to chase Alexis Sanchez all summer, but Wenger kept reiterating his comments saying, “He is not for sale and would remain at the club”.
Many believed Wenger’s refusal to let go of Sanchez who has been seen on a couple times aggravate towards his team mates, would somewhat lead him to be the rotten apple out of his bunch. But that hasn’t been the case thus far this season. The Chilean doesn’t let his off-pitch antics get in the way of his football, showing he’s got good character and commitment.
However, during the last days of the transfer window, the pressure was put on Arsenal by Manchester City to test our resolve on the Sanchez matter and seemed close to depart in a 60 million pounds move. Wenger already said he wouldn’t sell his star player to a Premier League rival, last time he did was to Manchester United when he sold Robin Van Persie – eventually going on to win United the League with his goals.
Of course, our record-selling fee was broken when Wenger allowed Englishman Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain join league rivals Liverpool in a 40 million pounds move. 40 million is good money for a once prospect, who has had injury worries and attempts of breaking into the Arsenal starting XI.

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