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Alexis Sanchez AXED from Arsenal squad to face Bournemouth as exit looms

Arsene Wenger will leave the wantaway Chilean out for Premier League clash in clearest indication move is imminent

Alexis Sanchez has been axed from Arsenal’s squad to face Bournemouth today, according to the Daily Mirror.

The Chilean forward, who was only a substitute for the Carabao Cup clash with Chelsea on Wednesday, has not travelled with the team to the south coast.


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Manchester United are reportedly in talks with Alexis Sanchez

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Alexis Sanchez is set to be dropped for Arsenal’s game with Bournemouth

Arsene Wenger looks set to lose Alexis Sanchez to Manchester City

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Arsene Wenger looks set to lose Alexis Sanchez to Manchester City

But Wenger is ready to leave Sanchez out today as his move to Manchester United – rather than Manchester City – edges closer.

It is the clearest indication so far that his move is imminent.

The Chile forward has made it clear he wants out of Arsenal this month and City were in the box seat to capitalise.

But Arsenal want £35m for the forward, with City are only willing to pay £20m.

Jose Mourinho is desperate to hijack City's move for the Chilean

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Jose Mourinho is desperate to hijack City’s move for the Chilean

United, however, are willing to pay the asking price whilst still offering Sanchez a huge signing on fee and a bigger contract worth an astonishing £400k-a-week.

The 29-year-old, who trained on Saturday and is not injured, would prefer a move to City though and a reunion with Pep Guardiola.

Arsenal are believed to be targeting French sensation Malcom as Sanchez’s replacement, with the 20-year-old reportedly in discussions over a move this weekend:


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