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Arsenal wantaway striker Alexis Sanchez fails to travel to Bournemouth as suitors Manchester United prepare to pounce

PUBLISHED: 10:55 14 January 2018 | UPDATED: 11:10 15 January 2018

Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez has failed to travel to Bournemouth. Picture Martin Rickett/PA

Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez has failed to travel to Bournemouth. Picture Martin Rickett/PA

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Unsettled Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez has not travelled to Bournemouth on Sunday.

Arsenal's Jack Wilshere has travelled to Bournemouth. Picture Adam Davy/PAArsenal's Jack Wilshere has travelled to Bournemouth. Picture Adam Davy/PA

The wantaway Chilean striker is being courted by Manchester United who now appear as the frontrunners to land the 29-year-old ahead of Manchester City.

With Pep Guardiola refusing to be drawn into a bidding war with the Old Trafford outfit – despite Gunners boss Arsene Wenger admitting it would be ‘beneficial’ to the club Jose Mourinho wants the former Barcelona attacker.

Arsenal value Sanchez at around £35 million yet City are not prepared to go beyond £20m – with United understood to be far more flexible on the amount they would have to pay to sign the player this January.

With the Gunners set to face Eddie Howe’s side at the Vitality Stadium on Sunday lunchtime the side have been boosted by the fact Jack Wilshere has travelled with the squad.

The 26-year-old limped off against Chelsea in the Carbao Cup semi-final first leg on Wednesday evening at Stamford Bridge after blocking a Danny Drinkwater cross, suffering from what Wenger described as a ankle ligament strain.

The North Londoners are sitting in sixth place, five points off fourth place Liverpool with both teams having played 22 matches.

Mesut Ozil is a major doubt with a knee injury but Aaron Ramsey and Sead Kolasanic are both fit again.


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