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Former Arsenal defender Sol Campbell is confident that Arsenal in form attacker Alexis Sanchez will agree a new contract despite so many reports linking him with a move away from the Emirates.
The Chilean international has only 18 months left on his current Arsenal contract and is yet to commit his future to Arsenal by putting pen to paper on a new long term deal.
Sanchez scored the winning goal for Arsenal in the game against Burnley at the weekend, a dink down the middle in the 98th minute from the penalty spot to take all three points.
The former Barcelona attacker’s performances have been nothing short of brilliant so far this season as he’s managed to net 17-goals in all competitions for the North London outfit.
Sanchez made a great impact to the Barcelona side when he played for them, helping them to win the La Liga title and Copa Del Rey before he completed the shock move to join Arsenal in the summer of 2014/15.
However, double winner, Sol Campbell is confident that Sanchez WILL remain at The Emirates, 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 types of penalties, but he has comes in, his attitude is tremendous, he is one of the players that I have seen in the last five to 10 years that has come into Arsenal and bang, straight away he is working, he’s scoring goals and he’s into it. He’s not taken six months to get going or one year to get going at the club, so that should keep him in good stead. Hopefully the boards come and get the deal done…”
Sanchez’s late goal against Burnley has put us up to second in the league table with a real chance of closing the gap ahead of our crunch clash with Chelsea on the 4th of February.
Campbell insists that his former (and favourite) club have the potential and quality to win the Premier League titlebut acknowledges overhauling Chelsea in the title race is a big ask.
“They’ve got the quality to win trophies, they’ve won a couple of FA Cups, but when it comes to the Premier League it’s all about stamina, week-in-week-out, rain or shine, difficult games, not playing well and getting through that and a little bit of rub of the green. They’ve got the talent, but at the moment the trouble is Chelsea are running away with it. They [Chelsea] have got 55 points and the stats would say no one has ever lost it [from that point], but you never know…”