Arsene Wenger has laid down the law.
Although Arsenal claimed an easy 4-1 victory over Hull last weekend, Arsene Wenger was said to have been infuriated after Alexis Sanchez ignored the club’s penalty taking hierarchy.
The Chilean attacker took it upon himself to take a spot kick against Hull, despite the fact that both of Arsenal’s primary penalty takers, Santi Cazorla and Theo Walcott, were on the field.
Consequently, according to the Mirror, Wenger told Sanchez ‘in no uncertain terms’ that he had to obey the club’s policy in future.
Although most Arsenal fans will agree with Wenger sentiment, given the fact that the club have yet to agree a new deal with Sanchez, any such hostility might have adverse affects on the forthcoming contract negotiations.
Indeed, Sanchez is already said to be demanding a substantial pay rise, and the insertion of a minimum release clause in any new contract.
Moreover, if negotiations were to falter even slightly, clubs such as Juventus and Manchester City appear ready to pounce for Sanchez.