He started his second season in fine form, racking up five assists in the first four games, but has failed to add to that tally in any of his subsequent appearances.
Yet he would be confident of playing every week at United, while life on the other side of Manchester could see him share attacking duties with Aguero and Gabriel Jesus. The rumors only got stronger with the arrival of Coutinho but other reports say Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde is not planning to move him to another club. Therefore, he could lose out on the Chilean.
Sky Sports News reporter Magee suggested that Ozil's proposed transfer to Manchester United could go through in January.
But that would be a custard pie if Mourinho goes 'I want Sanchez', and he goes, 'no, I'm going to go to Man City'.The club's restructuring is because of time running out on star duo Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, withboth only six months remaining on their contracts.
Averaging 2.80 completed take-ons per 90 minutes, Sane has more success beating players than Sanchez - who averages 2.40 at Arsenal this season.
The Arsenal contracts of both Ozil and Sanchez expire at the end of the season, with Manchester United and Manchester City vying to land the latter this month.
"So what is the player's calculation?" A change of scenery to Stoke, who often give their managers plenty of money to work with, might be an appealling switch.
Would Mourinho use such a glowing reference if he believed the player was about to sign for a rival? It has been a very poor campaign for the Potters, but they do boast a strong recent record against United.
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Wenger said: "Of course I want a quick resolution". Barkley is recovering from a hamstring injury and has not played this season.
United's manager then went on to describe Sanchez as a "phenomenal player", before insisting he really shouldn't say too much about an Arsenal player.
But the questions still remains that where should Sanchez join?
However, United's entry into the race to sign the player has forced City to re-evaluate their position. There is already an air of tension among the fans whenever there is an unsatisfactory result.
"Our plan was not to have new players in January".