Arsenal on Sunday went to Bournemouth with out their most useful participant, Alexis Sanchez and predictably got here again to London empty handed.
The Londoners fell 1-2 to Bournemouth, persevering with a run of dangerous outcomes and now discover themselves caught on the sixth place, six factors adrift from Liverpool, who lie 4th, with a match to play with the leaders, Manchester City later at present.
Hector Bellerin assisted by Alex Iwobi opened scoring for Arsenal within the 52nd minute. Bournemouth neutralized the guests benefit within the 70th minute and 4 minutes after scored the successful purpose. Arsenal which had 55 per cent possession couldn’t convert their probabilities, thus worsening Arsenal’s season.
Sanchez was omitted from Arsenal’s squad as hypothesis mounts over a January switch to Manchester United or Manchester City.
Sanchez, 29, didn’t even journey to the south coast for the lunchtime kick-off, with Gunners boss Arsene Wenger admitting he was left at residence over his unresolved future.
The Chile worldwide has refused to signal a brand new Arsenal contract together with his present deal expiring in the summertime, and United and City are reportedly each eager on recruiting him this month.
Wenger, whose facet are sixth within the Premier League desk, confirmed earlier than kick-off at Dean Court that he remained uncertain on Sanchez’s future.
“He’s being vague, we have left him at home because of the situation,” Wenger advised Sky Sports.
“I still don’t know what is going to happen.”
Wenger admitted on Friday that Sanchez wouldn’t be signing a brand new deal, paving the best way for him to go away the membership within the present switch window, including bidding struggle may assist Arsenal.
Jose Mourinho labelled him a “phenomenal player” at his press convention later that day however each the United boss and Manchester City supervisor Pep Guardiola had been tight-lipped a couple of potential transfer for the ahead.
Guardiola’s bid to purchase Sanchez collapsed on the finish of the summer season switch window and City had been favourites to land him this time round however the membership are apparently unwilling to satisfy Arsenal’s reported £35 million ($48 million, 39 million euros) asking value.