As talks over a new contract rumble on, Alexis Sanchez could leave Arsenal in the summer, with Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich reportedly interested in the Chilean's services. Arsenal have suffered another disappointing season in the English Premier League, and with the club set to go without a trophy this season, reports have naturally suggested their big stars could leave at the end of this campaign.
Sanchez was a big hit in the Premier League in his debut season, impressing everyone with his quality on the ball, finishing ability and work rate. While his second season has not quite gone according to plan, with injuries coming to the fore, there is little doubt that the former Barcelona player remains one of the most exciting players in the Premier League.
As a result, interest from elsewhere is inevitable, and Bayern Munich have made enquiries over Sanchez's availability, according to the Daily Mirror.
Arsenal have been in talks with Sanchez over a new contract, with his current deal set to go into the final two years at the end of this season. Sanchez, along with Mesut Ozil, have been discussing a new contract with the club, but with no official announcement forthcoming, doubts have been raised over their futures.
However, with Arsenal in absolutely no need of money, considering their healthy financial position and the new multi-billion TV deal kicking in from next season, it is difficult to envisage the Premier League side sanctioning the sale of one of their most bankable stars.
Having said that, though, there is plenty of unrest at Arsenal at the moment, with various sets of supporters planning a protest during the Premier League game against Norwich City on Saturday. The fans have made their feelings known after another limp league campaign, which saw the Gunners throw away a place at the top of the table.
There have been several calls for Arsene Wenger to step down as the manager, with the Frenchman, for the 12th straight year, failing to mastermind a sustained Premier League title challenge. While Wenger has insisted he always honours his contracts â€“ his current deal runs till the end of next season â€“ the fans have also called for the majority owner Stan Kroenke to be made more responsible, because the feelings amongst the supporters is that the owner(s) are more than happy as long as Arsenal keep qualifying for the Champions League.