Arsenal have been urged by former defender, Sol Campbell, to break the bank in order to keep Alexis Sanchez.

The Chilean’s current contract expires in 18 months and so far negotiations has hit a dead end.

Speaking to Metro, Campbell said he believes the contract disagreement will be sorted out and Sanchez will stay at the Emirates.

‘Hopefully he will, there’s a couple of contracts out there that need sorting out at the moment,’ he said.

‘There is always negotiations. A big contract like this one is always dragged on, no big contract is ‘Sign. Done. Finish’ – unless you’re in China!

‘People want you to fight for the contract and get a compromise and that takes time because both sides think they have the best deal.

‘There is always a compromise or sometimes somebody has to give in and give a contract that maybe they don’t want right now but maybe in a year’s time it might feel cheap. It might feel expensive too but that’s the chance you have to take when negotiating.’

On whether the Chilean will join Chelsea, Campbell said, ‘He won’t, he won’t. It would be sad. Well, for him it would be sad to go because since he has touched down he has been unbelievable. Unbelievable.

‘He has been incredible and a force to be reckoned with and they [at Arsenal] need to realise that.’


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