Striker Alexis Sanchez talked about his future at Arsenal. The player has proven to be vital for his team, however it is reported he has not yet agreed to extend his contract.
It is hard to know if Sanchez was dropping a subtle hint when saying he needs to play for a team that wins trophies. It’s well established that Arsenal has not had a lot of success in this department in recent years. Fans of the team are demanding that this change in the following seasons.
Sanchez has scored 24 times for Arsenal this season, one of the few bright spots in an otherwise disappointing year for the Gunners. However, when asked about the team he will play for in the next season Sanchez remained vague. The Chilean says his focus is currently on helping Arsenal achieve their objectives.
“We will speak once the season is over because if I speak now, that would take my focus away from what I want, which is qualifying for the Champions League and winning the FA Cup. It depends. What I want to do now is to finish the season well and then I will sit down with the club to decide what I’m going to do.”
“I’m very happy about [my goal tally], but, as always, I demand more from myself. I think that if a player wants to be at the very top, he needs to win the Champions League and league titles. That’s what makes the great players truly great.”
Sanchez also assessed the current situation at Arsenal. In his opinion the team has the necessary talent to play on par with any of Europe’s top clubs. He says he is surprised with the results the team has had and that he was certain he would be part of a club enjoying more success when he joined Arsenal.
“I don’t think it has been a very good season for me because I came here to win trophies, to be competing in the Champions League semi-finals and to win the Premier League. I want to win the Champions League which is every footballer’s dream. I want to win the Premier League because I play here.”
“I feel disappointed that we are not in a position to win the Premier League or the Champions League, but we do have the FA Cup final coming up and we will give it our all to try to win it.”
“When I got here, I thought, ‘I will win the title with this squad’. I feel that we should win more games 3-0 or 4-0, of course, that does sometimes happen when we play very well. I think Arsenal play the best brand of football in England. I have played for other clubs and I have to say that the quality of the players here is very impressive. There isn’t a very big difference.”