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Alexis Sanchez dropped at Liverpool after storming out of Arsenal training session following row with teammate

The Independent has been told that Sanchez stormed out of a training session in midweek due to an angry disagreement with a teammate that continued in the changing rooms

Miguel Delaney
Chief Football Writer
Sunday 05 March 2017 20:01 GMT
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Sanchez's future at the club is now even more unclear
Sanchez's future at the club is now even more unclear (Getty)

Arsene Wenger dropped Alexis Sanchez for disciplinary reasons for Arsenal's 3-1 defeat to Liverpool, bringing a heated week on the club's training ground to a head and putting the top scorer's future in doubt, The Independent has learned.

It now looks increasingly unlikely the Chilean star will stay beyond the summer, with both Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus interested in signing him, and creating more problems in a miserable spell for Wenger.

The Independent has been told that Sanchez stormed out of a training session in midweek due to an angry disagreement with a teammate, that continued in the changing rooms once the rest of the team returned there after finishing. This led to Wenger deciding to drop Sanchez for the Liverpool game for what he felt was the good of the team, rather than any tactical decision to go "direct", as the manager tried to profess after the game.

The decision also comes due to the Arsenal boss's growing disenchantment with the manner that Sanchez so petulantly and ostentatiously has outbursts on the pitch when things are not going to plan. It is understood Wenger felt he had to act following the latest outburst behind closed doors, particularly given the mood of the rest of the team.

The move someway backfired when Arsenal went 2-0 down to Liverpool and Wenger was forced to bring Sanchez on, with the forward then setting up Danny Welbeck for a goal.

Beyond his tactical explanation, the manager was enigmatic about the decision saying he would explain it another time, but it now seems to make Sanchez's future even clearer. The Chilean has still not signed a new contract, and is leaning towards leaving a club. Juventus are currently the likeliest destination, but PSG remain a possibility, and the prospect of the striker becoming available could also alert other Premier League clubs.

It is understood he also has interest from the Chinese Super League, but would want offers of up to a million a week to even consider leaving Europe.

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