Sanchez ‘Has Thrown In The Towel’ Claims Wright
Arsenal legend Ian Wright has hit out at the club over their handling of the Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez situations.
Both players look set to quit the Emirates either in January or when their contracts expire at the end of the season.
Sanchez is being linked with Manchester City after seeing a £60million transfer collapse in August when Arsenal failed to sign a replacement. City could return with a fresh bid in January although they would be unwilling to pay anything more than £25million.
Ozil is being linked with a move to Manchester United although any switch is unlikely to take place in the summer.
But Wright has accused Arsenal of badly handling the situation.
“It is terrible business for Arsenal, for a club that is accused of being a business to allow two players like that to run their contracts down,” Wright told Sky Sports.
“Sanchez on top form is easily a £100million player. Ozil on top form is worth £70million to £80million. Arsenal are letting that go. It is disgusting business on the management side for Arsenal.
“How are you going to sell players like that in January for £25million? It is like people are laughing at you.
“Manchester City could find £25million in the car seat or something and you’re going to get Sanchez for that kind of money?
“For it to get to this point where they can be offered that kind of money – and why would you offer £60million when they are free in a few months?”
But Wright also suggested that Sanchez no longer wants to play for Arsenal based on the Chilean’s performances this season.
“With the way that Sanchez is playing and having seen him be substituted in recent times, something that never used to happen, I would probably take the hit on him now because it looks like the towel has gone in and his heart isn’t in it now.”