Arsenal 'urged to re-sign Alexis Sanchez on free transfer in shock return but face battle with Marseille' | The Sun

ALEXIS SANCHEZ could be set for a stunning return to Arsenal this summer, according to reports.

The Chilean, 34, joined Marseille at the beginning of this season and has impressed for the French club.

He has scored 18 goals in 41 appearances for the French side, helping them to third in the Ligue 1 table.

However, the club are yet to reach a deal with the ex-Arsenal and Manchester United man over a new contract.

He is set to become a free agent at the end of the season if an agreement cannot be struck.

According to Chilean journalist Jose Tomas Fernandez Pumarino, Marseille have detailed their offer to Sanchez.


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But the report also states that "at Arsenal there is a recommendation from the management to seek the return of Alexis".

And Gunners supporters are keen on the idea of him coming back.

One said: "I want to see an Alexis Sanchez regen at Arsenal next season. This man carried our team for years, him in this team this year, we win the league.

"He won us games on his own. Player of the Emirates era. Sanchez 2.0 and we can win it all."

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While another added: "Alexis Sanchez will shine in all five attacking roles at Arsenal currently!!!"

Sanchez left Arsenal for Man Utd in January 2018 after racking up 166 appearances for the North London club.

He contributed 80 goals and 45 assists across three and a half years with the Gunners.

And he departed with two FA Cups to his name.

A dreadful 18 months at Old Trafford followed, before he joined Inter Milan in 2019.

He would go on to bag 20 goals in 109 games for the Italian giants and was part of their Serie A title-winning team under Antonio Conte.

Sanchez then left Inter last summer and signed for Marseille.

He is also still playing for Chile – where he has accumulated 123 caps and holds the country's goalscoring record with 51.

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