The Chilean forward has eighteen months left on his current contract at the North London club; however he’s yet to sign a new deal to extend his time with the club past the summer of 2018.
Alexis managed to seal Arsenal’s winner from the penalty spot to help the Gunners see off Burnley and climb to second place in the Premier League. It also saw the player take his tally to 17 goals in all competitions this season.
This is what Arsenal legend Sol Campbell had to say about the player and whether he’d stay on at the club:
“I think there are a lot of things behind the scenes and it’s all about cutting a deal, getting the deal done and sometimes compromising,”
“Depending on how far the compromises go, it could be him compromising, it could be the club compromising, who knows? But I think everyone is out there to get the deal done.
“That fantastic penalty reminds me of Thierry Henry, he used to score a lot of those type of penalties.
“But he [Sanchez] has comes in, his attitude is tremendous, he is one of the players that I have seen in the last five to 10 years that has come into Arsenal and bang, straight away he is working, he’s scoring goals and he’s into it.
“He’s not taken six months to get going or one year to get going at the club, so that should keep him in good stead. Hopefully the board come and get the deal done.”
The Gunners now sit eight points behind Chelsea, and overtake rivals Tottenham Hotspur. Sol insists the players have what it takes to win the Premier League title, however Chelsea are the biggest obstacle.
“They’ve got the quality to win trophies, they’ve won a couple of FA Cups, but when it comes to the Premier League it’s all about stamina,” said Campbell, who won two Premier League titles with Arsenal.
“Week-in-week-out, rain or shine, difficult games, not playing well and getting through that and a little bit of rub of the green.
“They’ve got the talent, but at the moment the trouble is Chelsea are running away with it. They [Chelsea] have got 55 points and the stats would say no one has ever lost it, but you never know.”