Alexis Sanchez has revealed that he intends to play Champions League football next season, but admitted his future remains in Arsenal’s hands.
The Chilean forward’s future with the Gunners has grown increasingly doubtful in recent weeks, with negotiations over a new contract proving as yet unsuccessful.
And the 28-year-old has hinted that he is looking for an exit this summer, claiming that his mind is made up.
Sanchez told Chile’s Radio Sport: “I have made my decision, but now the decision has to be taken by Arsenal.
“It depends on them. I have to wait to know what they want. My idea is to play and win the Champions League. It’s a dream I have had since I was little.”
— Matias Grez (@matias_grez) July 15, 2017
Arsenal will not play in the Champions League for the first time in Arsene Wenger’s tenure, having finished fifth in the Premier League last season.
Sanchez is yet to join up with his teammates for pre-season after his efforts for Chile in the Confederations Cup earlier this summer, and has not been part of Arsenal’s tour of Australia.
The Gunners beat Western Sydney Wanderers on Saturday, and Wenger was questioned over the future of Sanchez following the victory.
“Of course (he will stay),” the Frenchman said. “There is not a lot to resolve with the player. I have spoken through text and it was very positive. My thoughts are always positive.”
Sanchez, who is currently in his hometown of Tocopilla in Chile on his post-season holiday, has been linked with Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City and Bayern Munich.
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