Arsenal could be set to lose a key member of their side before the opening day of next season, with talk of an Alexis Sanchez exit intensifying.
Though it’s unlikely he’ll move on in the current transfer window, our traders make it a 6/4 shot he waves goodbye to the north London outfit at the end of the season.
And that won’t be great news for Gooners, who could lose another star player in Mesut Ozil as early as this summer.
The World Cup winner has announced that he won’t make a decision on his future until he’s had confirmation that Arsene Wenger will remain in charge.
Bu with many fans and pundits expecting this to be the Frenchman’s last season in charge at the Emirates, fans could be hit with a double transfer whammy.
Though it’s unknown where Ozil could end up plying his trade, as things stand it’s Paris Saint-Germain and Atletico Madrid leading the way for Sanchez’s signature.
The reigning Ligue 1 champions are 5/2 to add the Chile international to their ranks in a big money move this summer, while 4/1 says last year’s Champions League runners-up strengthen their forward line by signing the 28-year-old.
Meanwhile, we’re offering 4/1 on a shock reunion for Sanchez and Pep Guardiola at Manchester City.
The Arsenal man has been in fine form so far this year, and has already equalled his Premier League goal tally (13) from last season.
And while a return to Barcelona looks to have been ruled out, there’s still a chance he could find himself playing in Spain once again. Real Madrid are Atletico’s only threat in La Liga at 10/1 to sign Sanchez having had their transfer embargo reduced to just one more window.
A Ladbrokes spokesperson said: “The odds of Sanchez leaving in the summer are continuing to fall. Add that to a potential Mesut Ozil and Arsene Wenger exit and it could be the worst summer Gooners have faced in years.”
Ladbrokes Latest Betting
Will Alexis Sanchez be at Arsenal on opening day of 2017-18 campaign?
Yes – 1/2
No – 6/4
Alex Sanchez Next Permanent Club
PSG – 5/2
Atletico – 4/1
Man City – 4/1
Chelsea – 6/1
Man United – 8/1
Juventus – 8/1
Real Madrid – 10/1
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing