Premier League - Arsenal vs Chelsea - Emirates Stadium, London, Britain - January 3, 2018 Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez Action Images via Reuters/John Sibley
CAIRO - 19 January 2018: Arsenal’s former defender, Martin Keown expressed his anger at Arsenal winger Alexis Sanchez, describing him as the biggest mercenary in football.
“Sanchez has got to be the biggest mercenary in football. Manchester City have wanted to sign Sanchez since the summer and, if no deal is done in January, they will be waiting for him at the end of the season,” Keown told the Daily Mail.
Sanchez, 29, has been linked with a move to Manchester City to play under their manager Pep Guardiola but in the last few days the speculation has shifted to the red side of the city, Manchester United.
Keown, 51, explained Sanchez’s decision, saying, “City would be the natural place for Sanchez to go to develop his football. He has probably thought that he will not get a better offer if he waits until the summer, so he might as well take the best deal on offer now. It has been all about the money.”
Sanchez’s contract with Arsenal will end this summer, meaning he would be able to join any team for free then.