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