Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez 'happy' in London

The Germany worldwide has fallen short of producing his best form during a disappointing season for the Gunners, who crashed out of the Champions League after a 10-2 aggregate loss to Bayern Munich and may yet fail to qualify for the 2017-18 competition.

Sanchez has struck up a strong relationship with the Arsenal supporters, who have backed the player more than manager Arsene Wenger when the latter made a decision to drop him following a training ground dispute. I can understand that completely.

The Gunners' star duo are yet to commit to new contracts at the Emirates Stadium and are widely expected to leave in the summer transfer window. Things could get worse for Arsenal if they do not qualify for the Champions League next season.

Wenger also rejected suggestions that the uncertainty surrounding his future was the reason for recent results. Even though we have other players they are world-class players.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Ballack commented that he thought the German global was waiting until an announcement on Wenger's future before he decides about his own.

Per The Mirror's Jack Rathborn, Wenger said: "He is in contention to start again".

Asked if Wenger was still the right man for the job, he replied: "I'm not answering that".

Wenger recently benched Sanchez for Arsenal's key Premier League game at Liverpool after the player stormed out of a training session.

According to the report, Sanchez was quoted to have said he wants to play for a winning team in London next season.

"In a positive way, there's only one team in London, so he's happy".

"I think he's happy here". "It's true that we have not extended his contract yet".

Alexis was also largely misquoted by British press during the same interview, when he stated that he would like to stay in a city for a long time, and build a winning club.

Perfectly illustrating the delicate nature of translation, slightly different English versions of exactly what was said have emerged, appearing to change the tone of what Sanchez may have meant by the comments, depending on which you read. "I have not a lot to add".

  • Julie Sanders