Alexis Sanchez: “The only failure is not trying”
The absence of Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal’s starting XI against Liverpool at the weekend has fueled rumours of the Chilean’s imminent departure but Sanchez has moved to clear the air in an Instagram post.
The cause of the latest rift is an alleged training ground bust up between Sanchez and unnamed teammates followed by the former walking out of training. Arsene Wenger has since said the reports were untrue and now Sanchez has added his voice with this message
Un verdadero guerrero no lucha por odio a los que tiene enfrente. Si no por AMOR a los que tiene detrás ⚪️🔴 let ‘s go Gunners . “el único fracaso es no intentarlo. ” ⚽️ The true warrior fights not because he hates the ones in front of him, but because he loves those behind him. 🔴⚪️ Let ‘ go Gunners. ” The only failure is not trying.” 💪🏽
Club captain Per Mertesacker has warned that the constant speculation on Sanchez’s future could be harmful to the team.
The German said: “He (Wenger) has got a lot of options now. He has got 25 options now so it’s very difficult for him to decide who is playing.
“It’s about chances and taking chances. It’s not about individual players. It’s not going to be about one single player.
“All these questions about one player are very distractive (sic) to our team. It’s about tomorrow. We’ve got a game to face tomorrow which is really important to our team.”