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'He's definitely leaving' - Arsenal fans panic as benched Alexis smiles after Liverpool goal

21:07 GMT+3 04/03/2017
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The Chilean appeared to grin in the aftermath of Roberto Firmino's opener on Saturday, filling the Gunners faithful with worry over his future

Arsenal fans have been in a state of panic over Alexis Sanchez's future all season as contract extension talks rumble on, but their worry was sent into overdrive against Liverpool on Saturday.

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The Chilean was not only benched for the Premier League fixture, much to the surprise of football lovers up and down the country, but his reaction to Liverpool taking the lead raised eyebrows even more.

Roberto Firmino fired Liverpool in front from a Sadio Mane cross as the cameras quickly glanced over to Alexis, who appeared to smile as the Brazilian wheeled away in celebration.

The meaning of Alexis' cheeky grin? Who knows, but that didn't stop Arsenal fans taking to Twitter to convey their anxiety that the forward could be set to leave at the end of the season.