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Sanchez pictured leaving London as Arsenal ace takes break after Bayern loss

Date Posted,February 16, 2017

Alexis Sanchez has been pictured leaving Heathrow Airport following Arsenal’s Champions League humiliation against Bayern Munich.

The Gunners were beaten 5-1 in the last-16 tie after another woeful performance on the big stage.

The Arsenal squad arrived back in London late on Wednesday night and Sanchez was spotted on Thursday morning at the airport.

He caught a British Airways flight at 8:45am to Venice with a friend, with the club’s permission.

Sanchez is now almost certain to miss out on Monday night’s FA Cup clash with Sutton United.

Sanchez with a friend at the airport (Photo: STBA)
Sanchez flew out of Heathrow (Photo: STBA)
Alexis Sanchez leaves Heathrow Airport (Photo: STBA)

The Chilean has been Arsenal’s standout player this term but has cut a frustrated figure in recent weeks with his side’s season left in tatters.

He has around 16 months remaining on his current deal and talks over an extension have stalled.

Speaking last month, Wenger said: “Alexis Sanchez is a committed player who wants to stay. I’m convinced we’ll find an agreement. It has to be in our potential.

“I think no matter what happens we’ll try to keep them and we’ll go as high as we can and if we cannot go further, we cannot go further. That’s basically it.”

Sanchez cuts a frustrated figure (Photo: Reuters)
Arsenal dejection
The Chilean shows his dejection (Photo: REUTERS)

He has been linked with a blockbuster move to China, while Chelsea, PSG and Juventus are also keeping tabs on the situation.

Wenger’s future is also up in the air after the latest humiliation and that could play a part in what Sanchez does next.

There have been fresh calls for Wenger to depart, with the long-serving boss’ contract up in the summer.

He is expected to make a decision in the coming months.

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