Manchester City are said to be annoyed at Arsenal over their failed attempt to sign Chilean star, Alexis Sanchez.
According to a City senior source quoted by the Mirror, the North London side had accepted the Etihad’s club offer of around £60 million, but the acceptance is based on a caveat that Arsenal secure a replacement. That didn’t happen and City officials are said to be livid.
“It was Ivan Gazidis who made the first move this morning – calling Ferran to tell him that the second offer was acceptable,” the City source said.
“It came with the proviso that Arsenal had to sign a replacement. But Gazidis indicated that was close to happening.
“It now seems that Arsenal didn’t have an agreement with either a club or a player.
“It’s disappointing but we hope that the strong relationships we built with Alexis and his advisers will help us in the future.”
“Arsenal have known for four months that we were interested in signing Sanchez and that the player wanted to leave the club.”
How refusing to sell a player under a contract is now an issue is still a mystery. While some of fans are of the opinion that Alexis should have been sold, it is no exaggeration that almost all are happy he will be at the Emirates this season.
Even though there are reports the player was so devastated because the move didn’t go through, he is still an Arsenal player and must to maintain his professionalism, one more time.