Well, that was some weekend for Arsenal. Although the atmosphere at the club was far from perfect heading into their clash with Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday evening, it’s safe to say that few Gunners were expecting things to unravel as much as they have from the announcement of the starting XI through to the events of the following day.
Indeed, the north London club slipped to a worrying 3-1 loss at Anfield with star man Alexis Sanchez confined to the bench in what Arsene Wenger talked up as a tactical tweak. The Chilean was needed at half-time, though, with the travelling side 2-0 down, and although he put in a decent performance, reports have since revealed the extent to which things have turned sour between the 28-year-old and the club behind the scenes.
The Mirror have revealed that Sanchez has had multiple bust-ups with Wenger and his team-mates, with the 5-1 Champions League loss at Bayern Munich a couple of weeks ago seemingly the straw that broke the camel’s back. When it became clear that he was to be dropped for the Liverpool game, the South American allegedly stormed out of training and is now edging ever closer to a summer switch to Paris Saint-Germain.
With the return leg against the Bavarians Tuesday evening, there’s been a debate brewing in FootballFanCast Towers: should Wenger play Sanchez?
Tell us what you think…