Swapped for Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Alexis Sanchez’s time at Manchester United has been anything but successful.
The former Arsenal forward technically still has time to turn things around, yet it seems like we are witnessing a pretty dramatic and somewhat sad decline of a footballer who used to be a game changer just a couple of years ago.
The 30-year-old still has three years left on his contract at Old Trafford, and while we doubt he will see it through to the end, it’s hard to see who will want to take a gamble on the Chile international, whose best days seem to be behind him.
For Marc Overmars, however, a return to the Emirates might not be the worst thing.
Speaking to ADN in Sanchez’s home country, the Ajax director of football said: “I have a lot of respect for Alexis because he did extremely well at Arsenal. I don’t know if it was a good decision to go.
“These types of players were really important for Arsenal because they push you to focus. Since Alexis, Arsenal have been trying to find another player like that, but they haven’t managed it. Therefore, he could go back to Arsenal.”
Technically, yes, he could, but realistically, we don’t think that’s going to happen.
Mostly because Arsenal fans don’t want him, and they’ve already got an expensive problem on their wage bill called Mesut Özil.
The last thing they need is another one, which is exactly what Alexis Sanchez would be.