The thought of losing Alexis Sanchez is what is ruining the summer for many Arsenal fans, who should be basking of the glory of being FA Cup winners for the fourth time in three years.
Instead though, Arsenal fans have had to listen to stories linking Sanchez with a move to Manchester City. The question is: should the Gunners sell their prized asset for big money to a rival or let him go on a free next year?
The answer is neither. Arsenal should pay Sanchez whatever it takes to keep him. It is ludicrous that Sead K has come in on the highest salary, eclipsing Sanchez. I really can’t see the logic in that, although the new defender was a free transfer. Forwards nearly always get paid more than defenders, so this deal bucks the trend.
Meanwhile, there’s talk of Arsenal paying £100m for Mbappe, which is a lot of money for someone who might not even hit the ground running in England. Sanchez, by comparison, is a low risk investment. Arsenal should just pay him what he wants so the fans can enjoy the close season in relative peace.