Arturo Vidal has suggested that Alexis needs to be playing at a club bigger than Arsenal, urging him to join Bayern Munich.

Alexis Sanchez still hasn’t signed a new contract with Arsenal, and without Champions League there are rising doubts that he will.

Reports from Germany show that Arturo Vidal is expecting his superiors to do their utmost to bring his fellow Chilean to Munich.

With Arsenal out of Champions League for the next season, Sanchez may well have decided it’s time for him to move on. With one year on his contract, he has plenty of options and if an agreement with the Gunners can’t be found, the club will want to cash in on him as soon as possible.

Sanchez has been a leading figure for Arsenal this season scoring 24 goals and assisting another 10, and Vidal wants him to join the German Champions so he can compete with the best European clubs for the Champions League title.

While speaking to Spanish newspaper, Sport, Vidal said, “Bayern have asked me about Alexis and I’ve always told them that he is the player who should come here.

“I would like Alexis at Bayern. He is doing well at Arsenal but I think he has to take a step up and fight with the best in the world. He needs to play in a big club like us. Arsenal is not big.

“He still has one year on his contract. Everybody wants him because it’s easier now than if he had three years left.

“I would like him very much. He is a very good player, he has a lot of quality and he is young. We hope he will be able to come here because if he comes he will show his quality.”

Bayern Munich are preparing for a major squad overhaul over the next two seasons as the club is gets ready for future challenges.

Their current selection, with some ageing players like Ribery and Robben, is slowly becoming unable to compete with the best European clubs, and Alexis Sanchez is seen as a perfect replacement as he has plenty of skills and the mindset of a winner.

Arsenal will be doing all they possibly can to keep the Chilean at the club, but unfortunately it’s an uphill battle, as there are plenty of clubs that have shown significant interest in the player.

There would be little surprise if Sanchez decided to leave the Emirates for the Allianz Arena.