Bravo: Sanchez bitter over City deal collapse

Claudio Bravo says that wantaway Gunners striker Alexis Sanchez went from ecstasy to agony after the transfer deadline day collapse of his move to the Etihad.

The Chilean stopper, who was signed by Pep Guardiola during his first season in charge at Manchester City, believes that his countryman’s delight at Arsenal accepting the Citizens’ £60m bid turned to bitterness after the Gunners failed to find a replacement and subsequently withdrew from the deal.

In conversation with the media following his side’s 5 – 0 thumping of Liverpool on Saturday, Bravo revealed how the failed transfer affected Sanchez, and expressed his hope that a deal could be reached in the January transfer window.

"He went from happiness to bitterness in a few hours, although it's all in the past now," he said.

"The transfer didn't happen because a player didn't go to Arsenal and everything collapsed,” he continued. "We would have loved to have him here, but the market gives you these time limits and the rush is not good.

"This time it was not possible, but hopefully we will have him here in the future," he added.

Bravo went on to discuss his surprise 46th-minute introduction to the Liverpool clash. The 34-year old was called upon by Guardiola following the injury sustained by first-choice keeper Ederson.

"You go from being on the bench watching the game and within seconds you are out there playing.” he stated. “Us goalkeepers know this can happen but you never expect it.”

"These things are avoidable – you can easily avoid putting your foot in somebody's face so you don't do them damage," he added.