- Arsenal are set to let Alexis Sanchez go for free in the summer transfer window
- The Chile international has yet to extend his current deal which expires in June
- But The Times report that he had ‘shaken hands’ on a new deal 12 months ago
- They claim that he reneged on the agreement after defeat by Bayern Munich
Alexis Sanchez had reportedly agreed to sign a new contract at Arsenal but changed his mind in the wake of their 10-2 battering at the hands of Bayern Munich.
The Chile forward is set to leave the north London for free at the end of season having so far decided against renewing his current deal, which expires in June.
But according to The Times, Sanchez had shaken hands on the terms of a new contract with the Premier League club this time last year.
Alexis Sanchez had agreed to sign a new deal at Arsenal last season, according to reports
But the 29-old changed his mind following the Gunners’ 10-2 defeat by Bayern Munich
But they claim the 29-year-old then decided to renege on his decision following the Gunners’ mauling by Bayern in the last-16 of last season’s Champions League.
Arsenal were beaten 5-1 in both legs in what was the worst result ever suffered by an English side in the Champions League.
A few months later Sanchez, who moved to north London for £30million in 2014, came close to joining Manchester City in the summer but Arsenal pulled the plug on the deal at the eleventh-hour.
Sanchez (left) scored for the Gunners in their pulsating 3-3 draw with Liverpool on Friday night