English Premiership

Sanchez casts doubt over Arsenal future

2017-05-08 12:00
Alexis Sanchez.(Getty Images)

Cape Town - With Champions League qualification looking more and more unrealistic for Arsenal this season, forward Alexis Sanchez has cast doubt over his future at the club.

The sixth-placed Gunners face Manchester United in a must-win clash at the Emirates on Sunday.

They they head into the tie five points adrift of United and nine behind third-placed Liverpool.

And, with the player yet to begin negotiations on a new deal, Sanchez told Sky Sports he will only think about a new contract at the end of the season.

"We will speak once the season is over because if I speak now, that would take my focus away from what I want, which is qualifying for the Champions League and winning the FA Cup," the Chile international said.

"It depends. What I want to do now is to finish the season well and then I will sit down with the club to decide what I'm going to do.

"I'm very happy about [my goal tally], but as always, I demand more from myself. I think that if a player wants to be at the very top, he needs to win the Champions League and league titles. That's what makes the great players truly great."

Sanchez has often been criticised by the club's supporters this season over his stalling on a new deal.

Along with Germany international Mesut Ozil and French striker Olivier Giroud, Sanchez has insisted that manager Arsene Wenger's future will determine if he signs a new contract. 

As things stand, Wenger is yet to put pen to paper on a new deal himself, and speculation is rife that this could be his final season with the London club.

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