Arsene Wenger has admitted that there is “nothing concrete” regarding the future of Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez, amid stories of a bidding war between Manchester United and Manchester City.
The Manchester clubs are reportedly battling it out for the 29-year-old’s services, despite being able to pick up him on a free agent at the end of the season.
United’s suggested interest in Sanchez, which could see Henrikh Mkhitaryan head the opposite way, may have complicated things for the North Londoners as they were initially determined to keep their key man until the summer.
As suggested by Wenger, though, it stays to be seen whether the Chilean will still be at the Emirates Stadium come the beginning of February.
“Look. Honestly, I cannot tell you much more at the moment about this situation,” he told reporters. “Nothing is concrete. I don’t want to give you wrong information. Nothing is decided one way or another.
“It is always beneficial to the club who can take advantage. But we are not in that. Normally you should stay until the end of the season, but we will see.”
The Chile International has yet to hit the heights of last campaign in an Arsenal shirt. However, he has still managed seven goals and three assists in 19 Premier League games.