Alexis Sanchez is stalling on signing on signing a new contract at Arsenal with his current deal at the Emirates expiring in the summer of 2018.
He was dropped for the crucial clash against Liverpool and while Arsene Wenger says he wanted to go for a different style of play at Anfield, its clear everything is now well.
Its either the Frenchman wanted to see how his team can perform without the Chilean or most likely wanted to show his star man he is not dispensable in a match Mesut Ozil was missing.
If Sanchez does however leave, there are quality options to replace him and here they are;
1. Marco Reus
The German is a more talented footballer than Sanchez, the problem is a series of injuries which have robbed him of adequate playing time.
The German would also be difficult to tempt from his boyhood club and has once rejected Real Madrid. he would also cost alot.
2. Alexander Lacazette
The Gunners have been front runner for his race for years now. Lacazette has obviously outgrown the French League and Lyon have already confirmed a move for the 24-year-old was rejected last summer.
He would cost something in the region of $70m which Wenger might find difficult to cough up.
3. Dries Mertens
The Belgian has taken his game up one step this season with his all action display and goals. He has scored 18 goals in 24 Serie A games this season - only Gonzalo Higuain and Edin Dzeko have scored more than him.
He will cost a lot also given he just signed a new contract till 2021.
4. Yannick Carrasco
The Atletico Madrid man has 12 goals in all competitions this season and has been a key player for the Spanish side. Would cost huge sums, like every other Atletico Madrid player. Plays a lot like Sanchez but his preferred wing is from the left.
5. James Rodriguez
The Real Madrid man is finding minutes hard to come by but a substantial bid could prise him away. Arsenal and Madrid have done business with Mesut Ozil joining the English club hence another deal for a left footed play maker could happen.
The Spanish 24-year-old is more talented than Alexis Sanchez but has struggled to cement a place in Real Madrid's first XI.
This season he has started just 12 of Los Blancos' 25 La Liga games and has become increasingly frustrated at the Bernabeu.