14 August, 2017
It's little wonder some of Europe's elite might look to poach the Chile worldwide after Arsenal finished fifth in the Premier League last season.
However, speaking on The Debate - our new nightly show on Sky Sports Premier League - Merson insists the Gunners could change their stance if it was the Ligue 1 champions that came calling.
Arsenal must not repeat the same mistake they did when selling Robin van Persie with Alexis Sanchez, Paul Merson has warned.
"If he went to City there would be uproar from the Arsenal fans".
Journalist Nicolas Hortus revealed the Chilean global spent the night in Paris as he looks for a move to a Champions League club.
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It is entirely possible that Sanchez is in Paris purely to see the sights, with Arsene Wenger having given the players the weekend off after beating Leicester on Friday night.
The Sun say the injury plagued star thinks his time at Arsenal is coming to an end.
"Arsenal fans want him to stay", the former Arsenal forward said.
The Gunners were out fired by every one of the four clubs who completed above them in the table, leaving Wenger prepared to use up every last cent to guarantee his side are less dependent on Alexis.If he does, Arsenal are probably going to have a decent one moreover. "We have the firm intention not to sell him". He was showing his frustrations and it didn't look good.
Some sections of the Arsenal support may feel more signings are needed entering the final phases of this summer's transfer window, but Mahrez seemingly won't be one of those arriving at the Emirates Stadium. "That's not Sanchez though, he's world class".