Arsenal have often lost their better players in years gone by.
Cesc Fabregas, Alex Song, Samir Nasri, Gael Clichy, Kolo Toure and Robin van Persie are among the most high-profile departures in recent seasons and there is always the worry more could follow.
Sanchez, however, insists he is very happy at the club and rules out leaving in the near future, saying: “I am very happy at Arsenal and I’m not thinking about leaving.”
The Chile international’s comments may be assuring to some supporters, yet the club’s progression over the past 18 months arguably suggests that his response does not come as much of a surprise.
For instance, why would he leave Arsenal? After all, Arsene Wenger’s men are very much in the title race this season and have the possibility to record a unique third straight FA Cup triumph.
While the Champions League may be beyond them at present, that is not likely to prompt Sanchez or Mesut Ozil into seeking an exit – especially as the duo arrived at the club from Barcelona and Real Madrid respectively.
Sanchez gives off the impression he is very much enjoying playing a prominent role at Arsenal and the idea of helping the team win their first league title in over a decade is surely a huge incentive to stick around.
The Gunners currently occupy third place in the table, with the opportunity to regain top spot on goal-difference ahead of Leicester City with victory over Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.