And with it, Wenger is set to lose one of his star performers. But with Sanchez heading for an exit, Wenger saw a potential to bring in a top-class United forward in exchange of the Chilean.
It is being reported that Arsene Wenger was ready to accept French International Anthony Martial as part of a swap deal for Alexis Sanchez.
But what was Manchester United’s reply?
Well, Jose Mourinho has outrightly refused to the offer as he thinks Martial is an integral part of his squad.
Martial too is not at all interested in moving to the Emirates as he sees a long-term future with the Red Devils.
This means that Arsenal will have to accept only the £35 million transfer fee that Manchester United are ready to offer for Alexis Sanchez.
Full marks to Wenger for trying though.