The same article states that Arsene Wenger is ready to move to sign the 29-year-old in the event that Ozil and Sanchez both decide to leave the north London club before the 2018-19 season.
Alves and Sanchez were on opposite sides in Sao Paulo on Tuesday night (10 October) as a 3-0 win for already-qualified Brazil over Chile - plus a late equaliser from Peru's Paolo Guerrero against Colombia - saw the reigning Copa America champions miss out on qualification for their third successive World Cup.
However, this week has seen suggestions a January move could be possible, with Manchester City still interested after their strong summer attempts failed. "I want him to be happy wherever he goes, but if it's with us, it's better". Yesterday, I watched the whole game and I must say he got some special treatment. I hope the situation can be turned around.
"I think he's still off it but there are signs that he's getting there".
Wenger said: 'I don't think that will be a problem but it happens sometimes, it is the coincidence of a competition'.
Wilshere hasn't yet featured in a Premier League fixtures this season but has received minutes in the Carabao Cup and the Europa League, though Wenger said he is in contention.
When asked if Arsenal can allow Sanchez and Ozil leave in Janaury, Wenger said: "In our situation, we have envisaged every solution". I have always said the fact that we didn't find an agreement previous year doesn't mean they will leave.