Alexis Sanchez just hasn’t delivered in recent weeks. One assist in his last three appearances is an incredibly quiet return by the Chilean’s usual standards and while it’s not unheard of for a key player to suffer a dip in form as the fixtures start to come thick and fast, the 119-cap international’s contract situation inevitably creates doubts over his commitment.
We all know Sanchez is yet to sign a new deal, so with the January transfer window now just around the corner, the assumption is that the forward’s struggling to maintain his performance levels amid the hope of a mid-season departure.
While Sanchez is unquestionably one of Arsenal’s most important players, the Gunners can’t afford any passengers during such a demanding period of the season if they intend on finishing in the top four come the end of May.
So, Arsenal fans, is it time to sacrifice Sanchez’s quality for a player who might put more effort in, or should Arsene Wenger stick with the struggling attacker when Newcastle visit the Emirates Stadium this weekend? Let us know by voting below…
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