Alexis urged to see out con­tract with ‘dig­nity and re­spect’

Daily Trust - - SPORT -

Alexis Sanchez has been urged by Martin Ke­own to show “dig­nity and re­spect” if forced to see out his con­tract at Ar­se­nal.

The Chile in­ter­na­tional has en­tered the fi­nal 12 months of his cur­rent deal with the Gun­ners and has of­fered no in­di­ca­tion that he will be com­mit­ting to fresh terms.

Fel­low for­ward Me­sut Ozil is in a sim­i­lar po­si­tion, but it is Sanchez who has gen­er­ated the greater trans­fer talk - with Manch­ester City and Paris Saint-Ger­main re­ported to be among his many suit­ors.

Ar­se­nal have made it clear that they will not be sell­ing, and Ke­own be­lieves it is up to Sanchez to make the most of a test­ing sit­u­a­tion and re­main pro­fes­sional through­out.

He told PA Sport at the FA and McDon­ald’s Com­mu­nity Awards: “I don’t think Sanchez is the kind of player to shut up shop.

“Wenger will be re­ly­ing on the fact he’s some­one who loves play­ing foot­ball and giv­ing his all. They can work some­thing out be­cause he’s cer­tainly made his mark at the club and been suc­cess­ful, so if he’s go­ing to go he should do it in a dig­ni­fied way.”

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