The Chilean ace has been a big hit since his 2014 move to the Emirates Stadium from Barcelona and is widely considered to be, alongside Mesut Ozil, the Gunners’ key player.
However, his future has been the subject of some doubt of late, with the London club struggling to negotiate a new contract with the 27-year-old ace.
And this has led to speculation regarding his future, with reports claiming that Inter Milan are keen on him.
It’s understood that the club are already started tentative negotiations surrounding a club-record £69.2m move for the attacker, whom they are willing to pay €8m (£6.9m)-a-year, which equates to around £133,000-per-week – a sum that would make him the highest paid player in the Italian top tier.
Although Serie A’s spending power has reduced in recent times, Inter have recently received huge investment from the Chinese Suning Commerce Group and are keen to build on the positive mood bringing Frank de Boer in as manager has supplied.