Everyone knows: Sanchez a bargain at £20m - Conte

Alexandre Lacazette

Alexandre Lacazette

Arsenal are ready to sell this month, but they will not go below £30million, whilst City won't go over £20million. If they miss out on him, they can focus their attention on bringing in other players, perhaps accelerating a move for Ozil.

Manchester United are also reported to be interested in Malcom, with Sky Sports crediting Arsenal with interest in the former Corinthians youngster.

"Did I ever walk away?"

Jose Mourinho believes there are some players in world football a club must sign when the chance arises, regardless of circumstances, amid claims Manchester United have stolen a march on Manchester City in pursuit of Alexis Sanchez.

Goal has learned that the Chilean's family are in London and sources close to the player believe that a January move is close to happening . But would Arsenal want to pay the fee? Is it me in charge or somebody else, you can only do what is best for the club. "They don't have a problem about money or investment and I think it's a good investment because we are talking about a top player and you can buy him for a price that is not so high".

Indeed, each of the last three Premier League meetings between these two teams have finished level - including a 2-2 draw at the Bet365 Stadium earlier this season.

Alexandre Lacazette
GETTY Alexandre Lacazette has had to adapt to the intensity of the Premier League

United are in the running to sign Sanchez in the winter transfer window as the 29-year-old Chile international is desperate to leave Arsenal, but they are also keen to sign Ozil.

Romelu Lukaku returned from a head injury off the bench against Derby last time out, and the Belgian will come back into the XI at centre-forward. Then it's up to us to make the decision: yes or no. It's up to us to decide what we think is the right price. Gabriel Paulista and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain were both sold in the summer, Francis Coquelin left for Valencia this week, while Theo Walcott and Mathieu Debuchy could both be headed for the exit this month as well.

He is free to sign a pre-contract agreement with foreign clubs but unlike Sanchez, is still committed to the club with his displays and still gives his all anytime he pulls on the jersey.

But the questions still remains that where should Sanchez join? About the future of Sanchez in particular, Wenger, although claiming the club wants to keep the star, appears to have thrown in the towel. There is already an air of tension among the fans whenever there is an unsatisfactory result.

A number of Stoke's players will have a point to prove following the dismissal of Hughes.