Chile international Alexis Sanchez has told Chilean media that he has made the decision to leave Arsenal because he wants to play in the Champions League.
The forward’s future has been in doubt, with Manchester City and Bayern Munich keen to sign him this summer while discussions over a new Arsenal contract have become protracted.
But the 28-year old says the decision over his future rests with Arsenal.
Sanchez was quoted by Chile’s Radio Sport stating: “I have made my decision, but now the decision has to be taken by Arsenal.
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“It depends on them. I have to wait to know what they want. My idea is to play and win the Champions League. It’s a dream I have had since I was little.”
Manager Arsene Wenger however believes Sanchez will stay and said on Saturday he had held “positive” talks with the player, who is currently in his hometown of Tocopilla in Chile on his post-season holiday, via text message.
After the Gunners beat Western Sydney Wanderers on Saturday, Wenger said: “Of course (he will stay). There is not a lot to resolve with the player. I have spoken through text and it was very positive. My thoughts are always positive.”
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