Thousands of Chilean football fans have signed up to march in protest against Alexis Sanchez remaining at Arsenal.
Thousands of Chilean football fans have decided that enough is enough – and are going to protest against Alexis Sanchez remaining at Arsenal.
Sanchez scored the only goal in Arsenal’s 5-1 defeat at the hands of Bayern Munich in the Champions League, and is regarded by most to be the best player the Gunners have on the books at the moment.
However, fans in Chile claim they no longer want to see one of their star players ‘work alone’, and are willing to protest in order to get Sanchez out of Arsenal.
A Facebook event has been organised with more than 5,000 supporters planning to campaign along the streets of Santiago – the capital of Sanchez’s home country – on March 1.
“Chileans are tired of watching one of our stars work alone so that their team can move forward,” the description of the event said.
“We do not want him to play in Madrid, not to return to Barcelona, the truth is that we do not give a damn what team to play, we just want to see him fight along with ten others to get results. No more alone.”
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger on Friday confirmed Sanchez had flown to Spain as he has a court case in Barcelona.
Sanchez now has less than 18 months left on his current contract with Arsenal, and rumors linking him with a move away from North London have been persistent for some time, with many sources suggesting Juventus or Paris Saint-Germain as the most likely destinations for the Chilean superstar, should he decide to leave England.
One thing is for sure, if you have thousands of your countrymen willing to protest for you due to the poor performances of your team, it must count for something.