Arsenal: Why Arsene Wenger Dropped Alexis Sanchez for Liverpool Defeat

Alexis Sanchez, left, with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger at Emirates Stadium, London, January 24 2016. Wenger and striker Alexis Sanchez, left, have reportedly fallen out. Clive Mason/Getty

Alexis Sanchez will leave Arsenal following a training-ground row with teammates and manager Arsene Wenger, according to reports.

Sanchez was surprisingly dropped for Arsenal's 3-1 defeat away at Liverpool on Saturday evening. And The Times reports that a deterioration of the relationship between Wenger and the Chilean striker that has made Paris Saint-Germain the leading candidate for his signature.

Sanchez's contract is up in the summer of 2018 and reportedly has no desire to sign a new deal.

But his departure from Emirates Stadium may be hastened after a series of fractious incidents in recent weeks, with claims that Sanchez walked out of Arsenal training last week following an argument with an unnamed teammate.

Arsenal faces a summer of instability, with the future of Wenger also unclear. The 67-year-old is out of contract at the end of this season.