Sun | Jul 22, 2018

Sanchez has decided on his future

Published:Saturday | July 1, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Chilean Alexis Sanchez says he knows where he will be playing his football next season but has stopped short of making that public.

The 28-year-old Arsenal striker has been the topic of transfer rumours for several months and currently has just one year remaining on his deal with the Gunners.

He tallied 30 goals last season but cut a frustrated figure at times as Arsenal finished fifth in the Premier League and crashed out of the Champions League following a 10-2 aggregate defeat to Bayern Munich.

With no Champions League football for the Gunners next season, Sanches has been heavily linked to Bayern Munich and Manchester City in particular. He played under City boss Pep Guardiola, while he was at Barcelona.

When asked if he would be a City teammate of his Chilean compatriot Claudio Bravo next season, Sanchez replied: "Good question. Right now I'm focused on the Confederations Cup. When this is finished I will see if I stay or if I go. I don't know."

Sanchez then confirmed he had made a decision when asked if his future was clear in his mind, adding: "Yes it's clear, but I can't tell you."

He also batted down a question over his Arsenal future.

"I don't know, my friend, I don't know," he said when asked what the chances were of him staying put.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has said Sanchez will not be allowed to leave this summer and he would rather see the player leave on a free transfer at the end of his contract next year.

The club's record signing, Mesut Ozil, is in the same position with reports last season claiming the pair want parity with the Premier League's top earners before signing fresh terms.