Alexis Sanchez is becoming increasingly disillusioned with life at the Emirates Stadium and could decide to leave Arsenal in the summer.
This is according to Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo - and brought to our attention by the Guardian - who have published a story claiming Sanchez is disenchanted after being usurped by Santi Cazorla as the Gunners’ main man over recent weeks.
Cazorla has been named as Arsenal’s Player of the Month for January - as well as the PFA Fans’ Player of the Month - following an excellent few weeks for the Gunners.
Cazorla on fire
The Spain international was sensational in Arsenal’s shock 2-0 win over Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium - scoring one goal and setting up the other - and continued his eye-catching form into February with a masterclass against Aston Villa last weekend.
Furthermore, Cazorla was also named as Arsenal’s Player of the Month for December after scoring four Premier League goals.
The Guardian say that the report from Mundo Deportivo claims Sanchez feels a little miffed with his current situation and may agitate for a move elsewhere in the summer.
Sanchez seemed happy at Arsenal
The report appears to be in direct contrast to the noises Sanchez is making publicly. The Chile international seems happy at the Emirates Stadium and posted a tweet of Arsenal’s home stadium alongside the word ‘Home’ on Twitter last week.
Sanchez sensational so far
Sanchez has been magnificent since joining Arsenal from Barcelona last summer, scoring a superb 18 goals in his first 32 appearances for the club.
The former River Plate and Udinese star missed last Sunday’s 5-0 victory over Aston Villa but hopes to be back in action for Saturday’s north London derby against fierce rivals Tottenham.
That Arsenal would consider selling one of their best players, less than a year after buying him from Barcelona for £35 million, seems far-fetched.
As does the notion that Sanchez has suddenly become unhappy at Arsenal because of Cazorla’s match-winning displays.
Sanchez may have left Barcelona last year to escape the shadow of Lionel Messi, but the Chile international is unlikely to be overly concerned who wins the Player of the Month awards as long as he is continues scoring goals and Arsenal continue to win matches.