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Beginning of the end? Arsenal man is benched for Liverpool game

| 04.03.2017

Will he stay or will he go? That’s the question all Arsenal supporters will be wondering in the summer as Alexis Sanchez makes a decision on his future.

The Chile international has been the subject of a possible move away from the Emirates at the end of this season, as contract talks continue to stall.

And having reportedly been the subject of a £30m bid from Juventus yesterday, it’s looking more likely by the minute that the former Barcelona man will seek pastures new when the campaign draws to a close.

Having already thrown multiple tantrums this season for being dropped for (or substituted in) certain games, the plot has indeed thickened this evening.

In a vital clash against fellow top four hopefuls Liverpool, Arsene Wenger opted to leave Alexis Sanchez on the bench, stating that he was instead ‘going for [Olivier] Giroud and [Danny] Welbeck up-front because we will need to be a bit more direct and strong in the air’.

That’ll hardly please the Chilean, who has started 86 of his previous 90 Premier League appearances for the Gunners.

As well as Sanchez, both Wenger and Mesut Ozil’s futures in north London remain incredibly uncertain.

Plenty are expecting this to be one of the biggest summers Arsenal have had in recent years in the way of major exits.

So are the Gunners preparing for life after the 28-year-old by dropping him tonight?

Let us know your thoughts on the matter in the comments section below!

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