Arsenal legend: Sanchez should see out his contract with 'dignity and respect'



Arsenal legend Martin Keown has called on Alexis Sanchez to see out his contract at the Emirates with "dignity and respect".

The Chilean, who has been heavily linked with a move away from Arsenal, has a year left on his current deal, but he looks set to stay after being told by manager Arsene Wenger that he has to see out his contract, with the north London club not willing to accept any offer or sell him to a direct Premier League rival.

However, Keown would like to see the 28-year-old give his best in the 2017-18 campaign as he believes commitment won't be a problem.

"I don't think Sanchez is the kind of player to shut up shop," the former England centre-half told Press Association Sport at the FA and McDonald's Community Awards.

"Wenger will be relying on the fact he's someone who loves playing football and giving his all. They can work something out because he's certainly made his mark at the club and been successful, so if he's going to go he should do it in a dignified way. "He signed a contract in good faith and - while he could probably move and earn a lot more money at another club - sometimes it's about carrying on with dignity and respect and finishing the job. That's what he should do at Arsenal.

"Wenger is probably hoping he can somehow win the Premier League and keep Sanchez, meet his needs from a trophy point of view and find some way to match his contract demands - but I don't see that happening."

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