Vieira and Fabregas didn’t want to be on our team at times, we kept them, became Invinsible with Vieira. We should of kept Fabregas longer. Suarez didn’t want to be at Liverpool and nearly won them the league. Gerrard wanted out of Liverpool to goto Chelsea, supposedly got threatened into staying by local Scouse gangsters.
In any professional career comprimises can be made.
I think the saddest thing is the fact that for the last 4 & 3 years respectively we have had players of the calibre of Ozil & Sanchez and haven’t built a squad/ system close to challenging, if we had we probably wouldn’t be in this contract situation mess.
I still can’t decide which would’ve been the least worse situation, so just perched nonchalantly on the fence. Sanchez isn’t going to be enjoying the rest of his time here tho, even if he’s good enough to put in 80% performances on the pitch. Not great for team spirit, I can see plenty of on field antics when we’re losing games.
City technically can’t officially discuss a pre contract deal, they have to wait till he a free agent first. However foreign clubs can discuss and agree pre contractual terms with Alexis which works in our favour slightly.
Not sure City will still be interested in a 29 YO Alexis and I doubt Alexis will pledge himself to City informally in Jan, he’ll want to keep his options open imo
We should have signed a winger/attacking midfielder regardless of what happened to Sanchez. If Sanchez and Ozil both decide to leave we’re left with Iwobi, Walcoitt and Welbeck in a years time. It was just basic squad planning. But since we have so much rubbish…
I don’t think there should be an “if” in that sentence.
We got money for RVP, even if Wenger didn’t replace him adequately but we could have got more than 50m for Sanchez and got a decent replacement early in the transfer window.
But because Wenger is such a ditherer, he waited until the season started and everyone could see how inept we were, and no decent player would come here.
This means we are going to lose Sanchez to Man City anyway and get no one to replace him, as well as receiving no money for him.
I don’t think we are handing them the title and I certainly don’t think selling him would ruin any chance of us getting into the CL because Wenger has seen to that with his failure in the transfer market.
Sanchez was here last season and we didn’t make the top four, so I hardly think an unhappy Sanchez is going to make any difference anyway.