Arsenal legend and invincible Martin Keown has had his say on want-away forward Alexis Sanchez.
The entire Sanchez saga has seemed to drag on and on for time now and has dominated the headlines long before this January window.
It finally appears as though Sanchez is certainly set to leave the cub, having reportedly agreed a deal with Manchester United which will see the 29-year-old Chilean earn £350,000-per-week according to the Evening Standard.
Arsenal were prepared to offer him a contract worth £300,000-per-week themselves, but were unable to convince their star player to stay.
Last time Manchester United signed Arsenal’s star player, the move undoubtedly paid off. Robin van Persie joined United for a fee of £24m (BBC) in 2012 and led Sir Alex Ferguson’s team to an emphatic league title in what was to be the veteran Scot’s final season in management.
Sanchez, the same age as van Persie when he made the switch to Old Trafford, will be hoping to emulate the Dutchman, only this time under Jose Mourinho.
Speaking to the Daily Mail, Keown was very critical of the former Barcelona player, highlighting his belief that Sanchez is motivated by money and money alone.