The Alexis Sanchez all-Manchester tug of war seems to be gathering pace.
Whereas at one point it looked as though the Chilean was certain to join Manchester City – where he could link up with his old Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola – he is now being linked with a move to Manchester United.
Jose Mourinho’s men seem able to offer Sanchez more money, and could just turn his head as he ponders the possibility of more playing time at Old Trafford.
City would still consider themselves favourites to land his signature though, and that appears as though it would go down well with Gunners fans.
Because they don’t want to repeat of the Robin van Persie situation.
It was back in 2012 when Dutch star Van Persie, then 29 – the same age that Sanchez is now – moved to Old Trafford because “the little boy inside him” told him to do it, and he promptly ended up winning the league title in his first season.
And Gunners fans are worried that the same thing could happen again.
Could he follow Van Persie’s lead?