Sol Campbell believes that Arsenal need to do everything in their power to keep hold of Alexis Sanchez.

  • Alexis has until June 2018 on his current Arsenal deal
  • The 28-year-old reportedly wants £250,000 a week
  • Alexis has scored 18 Premier League goals this season
  • Alexis has been linked with moves to Inter, Juventus, Chelsea, Manchester City and United

Campbell reckons that if the Chilean extends his deal in north London, he’ll inspire the other players to push on and believe they can achieve something.

“The club should do their upmost to keep Sanchez,” the ex-defender told Omnisport [via Goal].

“Signing players who are at his level will help with that and will also inspire players to believe they can go on and achieve great things next season.

“If you do it [move to Chelsea], why are you doing it? Are you moving for football reasons or for the money? You have to ask yourself whether you fit in at that club.

“Sanchez is alone in his energy at Arsenal, but seeing other players at his level will help to push him and the club on.”

Although I’m sure Arsene Wenger and the club are trying to do what they can to keep Alexis, Arsenal is bigger than just one player and they shouldn’t allow themselves to be held to ransom.

Alexis recently said that he wants to see out the remainder of his contract at Arsenal, which means if the club don’t sell him this summer, he could go on a free in 2018.

Wenger claims that talks over a new contract will reopen in the summer.

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