Manchester City had been reportedly willing to tie up a £75million deal for Sanchez past due on in the summertime, however the move fell thru as Arsenal failed to signal a alternative.
Akpom admits he used to be extremely joyful to look Sanchez stay on the Emirates, however that hasn’t stopped the Arsenal squad from teasing the 28-year-outdated Chilean.
When requested about the gamers’ response to Sanchez’s failed move, Akpom advised the Daily Star: “We do banter about it to be truthful.
“But on the finish of the day, he is nonetheless at Arsenal. Everyone is excited, the enthusiasts are satisfied and he is satisfied.
“I feel with a participant like Sanchez he simply blocks it out as a result of all he needs to do is play soccer.
“He’s so eager about soccer, he blocks out a large number of negativity and switch rumours.”
Akpom has made simply 4 Premier League video games since making his debut for Arsenal in 2013.
And the 21-year-outdated admits he’s at all times having a look to be informed from Sanchez.
He added: “I’m at all times taking to Alexis, he’s like a mentor to me.
“He’s at all times telling me to imagine in myself and he advised he believes in me so much and I will have to stay running exhausting.
“When you’re chatting with one of the crucial highest gamers on the planet and he’s pronouncing he believes in then you that’s going to come up with a spice up.
“I’m simply looking to emulate the whole lot he does.”