Jamie Redknapp makes massive Alexis Sanchez claim

Jamie Redknapp makes massive Alexis Sanchez claim

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Massive error

Jamie Redknapp has blasted Arsenal for failing to control the Alexis Sanchez situation, with the player on the verge of joining Manchester United, after the clubs agreed a fee and the player agreed personal terms with United apparently.

It seems that not only have Arsenal made an error in letting Alexis’ deal run down, but they’ve also messed up in terms of allowing him to go to a rival side and make them better.

The Sky Sports pundit said: “I find it hard, even though a player’s going to be leaving, why he still can’t play for his club.

“It’s a mess. You’ve got players; Wilshere, Ozil and Sanchez, three of the best players at your club and they’re out of contract in the summer. That should never happen at a top club like Arsenal. 

“It’s a sad situation for the club because those are the sort of players that sell season tickets. 

“So to not see them playing, I feel really sorry for the Arsenal fans. 

“They’ve got themselves in this position; the manager, the board, whoever. 

“They have to accept this responsibility and it can’t happen again because these players should be tied down to long-term contracts, they shouldn’t be going to enhance United or City. 

“They should be playing for Arsenal, it’s one of the biggest clubs in the world.”

Another loss

The fact that the omission of Alexis was then on the back of Arsenal losing to Bournemouth despite being a goal to the good hasn’t helped matters, with Arsene Wenger criticised for just about everything, from team selection, to his tactics, to Alexis Sanchez being left out of the side ahead of his move.

Arsenal know that they’ve got a serious fight on their hands for the top four and currently they’re not performing well enough to get into the Champions League places – and to be in the Europa League for a second season in a row next term would be a huge blow for the club, who want to be able to attract top players – and know they will find it difficult if that is the case.

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January 14, 2018 at 07:52AM

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