As Arsenal fans wait with bated breath on news of Alexis Sanchez’s contract talks, one man who claims to have an inside track on proceedings is former Arsenal legend Robert Pires, who is currently working with the Gunners as a first team coach.
In news that is certainly not going to please Manager Arsene Wenger, Pires has decided to spill the beans on how Sanchez’s contract talks are progressing in an interview with La Tercera.
Pires is quoted as having said, “I asked Alexis last week about his renewal. He told me that he didn’t know, that he only wants to play. He doesn’t know what is going to happen, he just wants to play and enjoy it.”
“All we want is for Alexis to stay at Arsenal. I hope he re-signs because he is a wonderful player, the engine of the car. I hope he stays forever,” Pires added.
Pires also had plenty to say about Sanchez’s work ethic, saying, “I see him in training every day. He’s stronger and more powerful. He’s more mature. The way he trains is impressive and he never wants to stop. Wenger and I have told him to take it easy, but he says that if he is on the field, it’s to train.”