ALEXIS SANCHEZ has been noticed out and about for the primary time in every week as he headed to the barbers for a recent trim on Wednesday.
The Chilean ahead, 29, was final seen in Arsenal’s Zero-Zero draw with Chelsea within the Carabao Cup – every week in the past to the day.
Whereas hypothesis surrounding Sanchez’s future has been rife all season lengthy, it has hotted up up to now seven days since a proposed £60million transfer to Manchester Metropolis fell aside.
The Gunners ahead now appears to be like set to go to the crimson half of Manchester, with United boss Jose Mourinho launching an 11th-hour swoop.
Utilizing the dangling bait of outcast Henrikh Mkhitaryan, the Particular One now appears to be like set to land his man in a straight player-for-player swap – with Sanchez reportedly agreeing a four-year, £350,000-a-week after tax contract, solely ready on the Armenian to conclude a deal.
However regardless of seemingly now having landed his transfer away from the Emirates, Sanchez nonetheless appeared glum as he trudged to get his hair minimize.
Carrying a black pair of socks and sandals, the 119-cap Chile worldwide did briefly cease to pose for a selfie with a fan… however even then he may barely muster a smile.
Sanchez was additionally collared by Arsenal Fan TV regulars Troopz and Mr DT on the barbers in Mill Hill and managed to get a snap with him.
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In a posting on Twitter, Mr DT wrote: “Alexis is getting his hair minimize in Mill Hill and Troopz is exterior ready for him.
“And similar to he did when he met Wenger, he bottled it……….”
Together with his future nonetheless very a lot shrouded in thriller, it is comprehensible Sanchez had different issues on his thoughts.
Even his play on the pitch this season has appeared considerably torpid by his excessive requirements, scoring simply eight instances in 24 video games in all competitions for Arsenal.
In truth, stories recommend even Sanchez’s Gunners team-mates now need him out – hoping he leaves earlier than this weekend’s Premier League conflict with Crystal Palace.
In addition to Manchester Metropolis and United, it was reported by Sky Sports activities’ Guillem Balague at this time third, unknown staff – presumably from Spain – are aiming to maneuver for the star.
Nevertheless, it could be only a two-horse race at this stage, as Metropolis chief Pep Guardiola feared signing Sanchez could be his “Asprilla second”.
Now, whoever it’s, boss Arsene Wenger has all-but resigned himself to dropping Sanchez and is now turning his consideration elsewhere.
In addition to chasing Borussia Dortmund celebrity Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – determined for a transfer to the Premier League – Wenger can be eyeing a deal for Bordeaux’s Malcom and Brazilian teen Cristian Pavon.
With the wheels on his deal to Man United very a lot in movement, it could possibly be that Sanchez has loved his last-ever haircut in North London…