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Chile made squad announcement on Twitter.

They made an epic gaffe that would leave Arsenal fans surprised, slightly angry or in laughter. Embattled Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez was named with a FC Bayern Munich badge.

The player is rumoured to be set to exit the Premier League side this summer. Bayern are amongst the clubs that are seeking his signature. While the deal has not been struck it seems the Chilean authorities want him there already.

The Copa America champions are set to play World Cup winners Germany, Australia and Africa Nations Cup winners Cameroon in the Confederations Cup this summer. Juan Antonio Pizzi is set to lead the team to the tournament hence the list of players that are invited for preparations.

Sanchez could move to any of Bayern, Paris St Germain or Manchester City. While Arsenal would prefer to keep him, if they want to sell Arsene Wenger would do as much as possible to sell to a club outside instead of a local rival. This leaves French side PSG and Bayern as the likely employers of the 28-year old. Bayern presents stability and they have a higher chance in Europe so the Chile international might prefer a move there.

Sanchez has been involved in a contract stand-off with the Gunners as he seeks more achievements as his career peaks. Arsenal have agreed to pay him £250,000 per week but he is asking for £350,000. He has been threatening to leave the side though Wenger vowed to keep him even as his contract enters its final season.

The tactic of letting the player run down his contract instead of releasing him might backfire on the club so Wenger might be forced to sanction the deal at the end. Sanchez’s agent Fernando Felicevich is reported to have met with Bayern officials to discuss a likely move.