Chile coach, Pizzi says Alexis Sanchez "very happy" amid Arsenal contract stand-off


With his contract at Arsenal expiring at the end of next season, there is speculation that Sanchez could leave the Gunners in the summer for greener pastures.

Alexis Sanchez has not been distracted by the uncertainty surrounding his Arsenal future, according to Chile coach Juan Antonio Pizzi.

After their opening three matches, in which Sanchez has played in all but 58 minutes, he's contributed with a goal - which came against Germany in their second game - and an assist.

"We'll see if Alexis is coming, I do not know yet".

Pizzi said any top club would like to sign Sanchez, but the forward remains focused on Chile as they head into Wednesday's Confederations Cup semifinal with Portugal. "I think the quality is very high".

"He deserves our utmost respect, his experience is incredible and I think everybody who knows football respects him", Pizzi said of Santos.

Chile coach Pizzi admits that Sanchez is happy at the moment and feels most players would love to be in his shoes, with the biggest clubs in the world chasing him this summer.

"Mexico is going to be a tough game, they are a very flexible team with very good players", said Loew, who became the first head coach to achieve 100 global wins, following the Germans' 3-1 victory over Cameroon on Sunday. "We have show that our style makes us competitive against any opponents".

"Our style of play is very demanding, the players have to put in a great effort", he said.

"The Confed Cup is a chance for me to prove what I can do", said Can. Having Alexis on our team is unbelievable.

"The most important thing was not to let Chile dominate the game because when that happens, it's nearly impossible to beat them", he said.

"I hope and think he will be able to keep developing and I think his personal situation will help him grow".