Arsenal are facing Bournemouth in the Premier League today at the Vitality Stadium, and it looks like Alexis Sanchez will not be in the Gunners squad.
It’s been reported ahead of today’s clash that Sanchez, who has been linked with a transfer to Manchester United and Manchester City, will not be making the trip to Bournemouth.
Sanchez was poised to move to Manchester City during the summer transfer window last year for £60million.
But that deal fell through after Arsenal were unable to sign Monaco star Thomas Lemar as a replacement on deadline day.
Runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City were again seen as the favourites to sign Chile superstar Sanchez during the January transfer window.
But City are believed to be unwilling to pay Arsenal’s £35million valuation for Sanchez – with the forward out of contract this summer and available for a free transfer.
And as Manchester City have held back, Manchester United have swooped in and are believed to on the verge of tying up a mega money deal.
Jose Mourinho looks set to prize Arsene Wenger’s star player with a £30million transfer.
United have offered Sanchez a huge signing-on fee and a contract worth around £400,000 a week.
Arsenal could also lose Mesut Ozil, who is out of this contract this summer too, while Theo Walcott has been targeted by Everton.
Defensive midfielder Francis Coquelin has already secured a move to Valencia during this transfer window.
It means, come the end of January, Arsenal fans could be cheering on a very different looking squad to the one at the start of the month.
How to Watch Bournemouth vs Arsenal online
Coverage of today’s Premier League game between Bournemouth and Arsenal will be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event (Sky channel 401, Sky HD 435, Virgin channel 511) and Sky Sports Premier League (Sky channel 402, Sky HD 436, Virgin channel 512).
The pre-match build-up starts at 12.30pm on Sky Sports Premier League and on Sky Sports Main Event before kick-off at 1.30pm.
This means that all the action can be followed on your desktop or laptop via the Sky Go app, which if you’re an existing customer, is also available on iOS and Android smartphone and tablet devices.
Sky Go is also available on a number of platforms including Amazon Fire devices, iPad, Mac computers and laptops, Playstation 3, PS4 and Xbox One.
The Sky Sports app, available to download on iOS and Android devices, will also be providing live text coverage and updates.
If you’re not currently a Sky Sports customer but can’t stand to miss out on the action, you can add the channels to your box via a NOW TV subscription.
Day passes, which let you add Sky Sports channels for 24 hours, start at £6.99 a day, with a weekly pass starting from £10.99, and no locking in to a contract.
NOW TV doesn’t even require a typical television to use, as it is also available on a NOW TV Box, Chromecast, PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Roku, LG Smart TV, PC or Mac, and selected mobile and tablet devices.