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Former Arsenal defender, Sol Campbell, is confident that Alexis Sánchez will sign a contract extension with the Gunners. The chilean, who earns £140k-per-week, has only 18 months left on his current deal, and he is yet to sign a new contract with Arsenal. Several heavyweight European clubs are interested in signing him, but Campbell hopes that the Arsenal board can get a deal done with their star player.
Sanchez has been in terrific form this season for the Gunners, and his 98th minute Panenka penalty to earn Arsenal a 2-1 victory against Burnley took his goal tally to 17 in all competitions.
Campbell says that Sanchez is one of the few players who have come to Arsenal and started performing straightaway. The former defender adds that Sanchez’s penalty against Burnley reminds him of Arsenal legend Thierry Henry who used to score such type of goals for the north Londoners.
Campbell told Premier League Daily, as quoted by Sky Sports:
I think there are a lot of things behind the scenes and it’s all about cutting a deal, getting the deal done and sometimes compromising.
Depending on how far the compromises go, it could be him compromising, it could be the club compromising, who knows? But I think everyone is out there to get the deal done.
That fantastic penalty reminds me of Thierry Henry, he used to score a lot of those type of penalties.