Arsenal midfielder, Mesut Ozil, has urged Alexis Sanchez not to leave the club this summer.
Sanchez has been heavily linked with a move to Premier League rivals, Manchester City, in the past weeks.
The Chile international and Ozil are yet to sign new contracts, despite that their current deals expire next year.
Ozil has,however, urged Sanchez to stay.
“I hope Alexis stays but I don’t know what the status is to be perfectly honest,” he told Sky Sports.
“But I value him a lot as a player and he’s very well-suited to the game Arsenal play.
“From a personal view I would really appreciate it if he stays. However, it’s the player’s decision after all and there’s not much more I can comment on that.
“It would hit the team quite hard if he left because he’s a player who always delivers. It would be a setback to winning the title but, in the end, it’s the player’s decision.”
Arsenal are currently in Australia for pre-season and face Sydney FC on Thursday in the first match of their tour.
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