5 attacking players that might leave Arsenal this January
These players are on the verge of a Gunners' exit, but might be coaxed by Arsene Wenger to stay longer.
Arsene Wenger is a veteran, astute tactician who has created and molded some of the most entertaining teams in the history of the Premier League.
As he continues into his 21st-year as the Gunners' boss, Wenger will remain focused on the season at hand but will be looking at the next campaign, possibly his last, with a keen eye.
In what could be his last season at the Gunners next year, Wenger could dismantle some the squad and set Arsenal up for the next season.
A host of players have been mentioned who could be let go in January and we take a look at five of the most probable names that Arsenal will look to hold on to in this transfer window.
#5 Alexis Sanchez
With a lot of speculation going around the Chilean's future, Alexis Sanchez is widely considered to leave Arsenal either in January or at the end of the season, as his contract with the club comes to end in June 2018.
From the club's standpoint, a similar situation occurred with Robin van Persie as he left to join Manchester United in his last contractual year at Arsenal for a fee of £24million. However, with Sanchez the player in question here, Wenger and Arsenal have completely ruled out the possibility of selling the player in the upcoming transfer window.
A key player for the Gunners, Sanchez could leave the club for free, come to the end of the season unless the club sorts out his contract issues. A phenomenal world-class talent, the 28-year-old Chilean will leave a huge hole for Arsenal to fill if he leaves.