Pundit labels Wenger embarrassing over Sanchez situation

With the January transfer window in full swing, it is difficult not to see Alexis Sanchez’s name in the gossip pages.

The Chile international has been heavily tipped to leave Arsenal before the end of the month.

The 29-year-old will come to the end of his current contract in the summer, which means that the Gunners only have a few weeks left to get a fee for the attacker, otherwise he will be free to leave the club in the summer for nothing.

Widespread reports have linked Manchester City to the former Barcelona star for some time, but now according to Sky Italy, Manchester United are interested.

It is believed that the Red Devils, who are 15 points behind Pep Guardiola’s side in the title race, are willing to submit a higher bid for Sanchez than their neighbours.

On Wednesday, eyebrows were raised when Sanchez started on the bench for Arsenal’s Carabao Cup semi-final first leg against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Manager Arsene Wenger did little to quieten the rumours when he was asked by reporters why the Chilean had been left out of the first XI.

“You cannot explain every single decision, that is the decision of today.”

Former Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell made it clear during a Twitter conversation with journalist Charles Watts that he is far from impressed by Wenger’s handling of the situation.

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