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That won't come as any surprise, as Sanchez is available on a free-transfer next summer if, as expected, he doesn't agree a new contract with Arsenal.

Manchester City will reportedly resurrect their interest in Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez ahead of the winter transfer window as manager Pep Guardiola looks to complete a transfer he's "desperate" to get over the line. However, Petit has suggested that Ozil and Sanchez have improved their form in order to engineer a January move.

City nearly completed a deal for Sanchez last summer, only for the transfer to fall through at the last moment due to the Gunners' inability to secure a replacement for the Chilean.

"Yes of course [they will stay beyond January]", said Wenger. "I rule it out [them leaving in January]". I really hope they remain at the club.

Pep Guardiola's side are already high-flying and the addition of Sanchez would be awful news for the rest of the Premier League.

For starters, Sanchez would need to pass Raheem Sterling, who has been in electric form for the Citizens this season, keeping summer signing Bernardo Silva on the fringes, while Leroy Sane has also been in and out of the side.

Miguel Delaney of The Independent claims that sources within City feel that with the addition of Alexis, the Blues can push for a Premier League and Champions League double this season, explaining the urgency to bring in the 28-year-old.

"Once people see that they are behind you, everybody knows in the stadium that he is a good football player and at the moment he shows that he can fight".

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