Alexis Sanchez attends Barcelona match as Manchester United team-mates prepare for Arsenal clash

first_imgAlexis Sanchez attends Barcelona match as Manchester United team-mates prepare for Arsenal clash Advertisement Sanchez is expected to be out for at least four weeks (Picture: Getty)However, while Sanchez was not expected to do the same this weekend, it was somewhat of a surprise to see him at Barcelona’s win against Rayo Vallecano at the Camp Nou on Sunday.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe Catalans came from behind to win 3-1 thanks to goals from Gerard Pique, Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorsSolskjaer’s depleted squad will be boosted by the return of Pogba, Anthony Martial and Nemanja Matic for today’s game at the Emirates.Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata and Ander Herrera have also resumed training but will not be risked against the Gunners.MORE: Fred reveals how the ‘professor’ Ole Gunnar Solskjaer kickstarted his Man Utd career Alexis Sanchez was at the Camp Nou (Picture: BeIN Sports)Manchester United star Alexis Sanchez attended Barcelona’s clash with Rayo Vallecano as his team-mates prepared for their showdown with Arsenal.The Chilean missed Wednesday’s astonishing victory over Paris Saint-Germain after sustaining a knee ligament injury in a 3-2 win against Southampton last weekend.The winger’s continued his poor form under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and the Norwegian admits the Chilean could be out for around six weeks.Paul Pogba was suspended for the midweek win against PSG but travelled with the squad to France to help his young team-mates with their preparation.ADVERTISEMENT Sean KearnsSunday 10 Mar 2019 11:36 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link570Shares Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

Read More
‘Arsenal have lost control’ – Gunners blasted over Ramsey contract gaffe

first_img 2 Ramsey also isn’t the only player who currently stands to leave the club for nothing next summer, with three other first-team players all out of contract at the end of this season.And former Wales striker Dean Saunders can’t believe the Gunners are allowing a player of Ramsey’s quality to go for nothing.“I can’t understand it,” the 75-cap Welshman told Jim White.“He’s been at Arsenal for ten years and they’ve let his contract run down. And it’s not just him, it happened with Ozil and it happened with Sanchez.“Once the players can see the finishing line on their contract, you’ve lost all control as a club. Arsenal have been accused of ‘losing control and losing power’ over player contracts following reports Aaron Ramsey is set to leave the club at the end of the season.The Wales international is in the final year of his deal with the Gunners has been locked in talks over fresh terms.However, reports on Wednesday emerged that those negotiations have now broken down, meaning the midfielder is expected to leave next summer in a free transfer.MORE: ‘Ramsey could play anywhere in Europe’ – Arsenal blasted over latest contract blunderThis isn’t the only time Arsenal have invited criticism over contracts – Alexis Sanchez had just six months to run on his deal before he left for Manchester last January, while Mesut Ozil held the club to ransom when he signed a new bumper deal worth £350,000-a-week. Aaron Ramsey has twice scored winning goals in an FA Cup final for the Arsenal 2 Ozil is by far the highest-earning player at Arsenal “They managed to keep hold of Ozil, but it has cost them an absolute fortune, and now this is what happens, the players are knocking on the door saying: ‘If he’s getting that, what are you going to give me?’ The bar has gone up.“It’s a game of poker now, but Arsenal have lost the power. Ramsey and his agent have got the power now, because he can just let his contract run out and leave for nothing.”The 27-year-old midfielder will have no shortage of suitors should he leave the Emirates Stadium next year.Ramsey has been linked with Premier League rivals Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United, while Italian champions Juventus are also said to be interested.And, asked if the Welshman can play at the highest level, Saunders added: “Yes he can.“Arsene Wenger played him everywhere across in the midfield and he is a massively important player for Wales“He can do a bit of everything, he sees passes, he’ll go box to box and he covers more ground than most players – at the Euros I think he covered more ground than every other player.”Listen back to Dean Saunders on talkSPORT IN FULL above!last_img read more

Read More