Arsenal legend, David Seaman, believes that the Gunners must do everything they can to keep hold of Alexis Sanchez.

Seaman believes that a player like Alexis is practically irreplaceable and Arsenal must therefore do everything in their power to convince him to stay in north London.

“[Arsene Wenger’s] main problem is going to be holding on to Alexis Sanchez,” Seaman, who made 405 appearances for Arsenal himself, told Goal.

“I would do whatever it takes to hold on to him because he’s a quality player who you wouldn’t want to be leaving the club, especially to your rivals.

“Sanchez-type players are the ones Arsenal should be bringing in.”

The ex-goalkeeper continued, “To replace him, It’d be hard. What are they going to get for him? He’s got a year left on his contract, his price-tag, I’d guess, would be around £50-70 million – you can’t guarantee spending that money and getting a player as good as Sanchez.

“He’s a guy who is just brilliant all over the pitch.”

While there’s a large section of Gooners who believe that if Alexis wants to leave, let him, the majority seem to be in the same camp as Seaman. They recognise what the Chilean brings to the team and the repercussions that allowing him to leave right now could bring.

Alexis scored 30 goals over all competitions last season and assisted 19, which means he had a direct influence on 49 goals overall.

Compare this to say, Chelsea’s Eden Hazard, who scored 17 and assisted seven, and you can understand how huge Alexis is over the course of the season.

The difference is, Chelsea won the title and Arsenal finished fifth, which is why the 28-year-old has been so heavily linked with a move away.

Alexis has admitted that Champions League football is his priority and considering he has just one year left on his current deal with Arsenal, you’d imagine that if he does leave north London this summer, this would be one of the main reasons.

Although Bayern Munich and Manchester City were previously linked with a move for the forward, Paris Saint-Germain appear to be the main club in the frame at the moment. However, Sky Sports insist that the Gunners are yet to receive a bid from the Ligue 1 giants while other reports claim that the £40m deal broke down over wage demands.

Arsene Wenger also seems adamant that Alexis is going nowhere this summer, saying recently [via], “No (he’s not leaving), my mind has been made up for a while now.”

Whether the boss will actually stick to this decision or not and, as Seaman says he should, do everything he can to keep Alexis at Arsenal, remains to be seen.