Alexis Sanchez has been accustomed to being the fans' favourite at Arsenal, but this season it is becoming apparent that view is somewhat diminishing.
The saga surrounding the Chile international's future has been a long time coming to an end, leaving both the club and fans frustrated about the uncertainty surrounding the forward's future.
It now appears inevitable the 28-year-old will either leave in January or on a free in the summer transfer window. With it expected that he will not sign new terms at the Emirates.
But that inevitability has, of course, not stopped the fans' expectations that the South American will continue to put in the first-class performances like he has over the past three seasons.
Whether or not he leaves, Arsene Wenger has made it clear he expects the Chilean to be fully committed with his performances for the Gunners this campaign.
However, ironically, against Manchester City on Sunday - Sanchez's potential next club - the forward put in a far from polished performance.
Arsenal forward proves to be first-half flop
Sanchez couldn't even test City 'keeper Ederson, blazing a shot well wide of the target in the first half, before Kevin de Bruyne's 19th-minute goal which put Pep Guardiola's side in the lead.
And things only got worse for the Arsenal forward who opted for a poor low corner towards the edge of the box where Aaron Ramsey was waiting, only for Leroy Sane to cut it out.
Moments later, again, Sanchez carelessly lost the ball in the final third, allowing City to break. And his second-half performance showed little improvement.
The Chilean lashed the ball into the back of City's net in frustration, after being caught offside. But no one was more frustrated than Arsenal's fans.
And a further goal from Sergio Aguero was only set back by substitute Alexandre Lacazette's 65th-minute strike, which was cancelled out by Gabriel Jesus' goal to seal City's three points.
Gunners fans slate Sanchez's performance v City
Many Gunners fans have claimed that Sanchez was already setting City up before for his anticipated January move, following his failed summer move to the Etihad.
It was a forgettable afternoon for Sanchez and Arsenal, as City opened up an eight-point lead, if only briefly, over Manchester United.
But considering how Sanchez performed at the Etihad on Sunday afternoon, it certainly wasn't a graceful audition for the Chilean in front of his former Barcelona boss, Guardiola.
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