13 Jan, 18:00
Leroy Sane insists he has nothing to fear from Alexis Sanchez's potential move to Manchester City.
Arsenal star Sanchez is said to be on the brink of deciding his next move, and City were favourites to secure his signature before rivals Manchester United emerged as contenders. If the Chile international were to head to the Etihad Stadium, he would represent direct competition for Sane's spot in Pep Guardiola's starting line-up. But the former Schalke winger is braced for the challenge.
-No, it doesn't worry me personally. He's a very good player. If he comes to us – I don't know it will happen – he can help us. Even if someone like that comes in and is in front of you – if he plays more – the target is to get in front of him in the first XI. So it makes you work harder, the Germany international told The Guardian.
Sane has established himself at City, with the 22-year-old's nine-goal haul this season matching his tally from the entirety of the last campaign. That form has helped propel Guardiola's side to the top of the Premier League and into the last 16 of the Champions League.