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5 talking points from the 'Alexis Sanchez to Manchester' transfer saga

Here's a look at all the facts and perspectives pertaining to the speculated transfer of Alexis Sanchez to either of the Manchester clubs

Top 5 / Top 10 14 Jan 2018, 17:19 IST

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What does the future hold for Alexis Sanchez?

The January transfer window is not known for drama, but the footballing world has been following every bit of news regarding the future of Alexis Sanchez.

The 29-year-old has reportedly been demanding a huge pay rise from the Gunners and is very likely to exit the club in the near future, having been on the lookout for an exit from the club.

Even if someone has missed the major developments from the story, read through this highly detailed account of this saga:

 #5 Tantrums and treasures

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He has not been his usual passionate-self this season

Arsenal fans have found it hard to stick with and support Sanchez despite his world-class abilities on the pitch. The Chilean international has been guilty of losing possession of the ball on too many occasions and being out of form for a majority of the first half of the season.

With his contract running out this summer, Arsenal fans had been wishing that their marquee player will sign an extension but Sanchez has been holding for weekly wages of about £400,000 which Arsenal are in no mood to agree upon.

The dropped shoulders and sulky mood has not gone down well with the faithful of the club and why would it?

With no UEFA Champions League and a currently sixth-placed Arsenal, there does not seem to be a huge change in fortunes for the club. Sanchez will be aware of the riches he will be able to gather by switching to either of the Manchester clubs, along with the potential to win trophies at the highest level.

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