Sanchez ‘Not for sale’ Arsenal Manager Wenger insists
Arsene Wenger (Arsenal Manager) remains adamant about Alexis Sanchez for not being on sale. The Frenchman dismissed the Chilean forward’s comments, which seems pushing to leave as he commented about wanting to play in the Champions League.
The current deal between 28 Year old and the Emirates expires in 2018. But the Wenger says Chile International will not be sold despite little sign of a new contract being agreed.
During the club’s tour to China the manager told reporters that the decision has been made and we will stick to it. “The decision is not to sell”.
British media about Sanchez who was the top scorer from the club with 30 goals last season reported that he would be leaving North London after saying that “He wanted to play and win the Champions League”.
Wenger was speaking to Chilean radio station “Radio Spot” and he believed that the comments of Sanchez were mistranslated. It is important to note here that Arsenal finished at fifth place and did not qualify for the competition.
“I don’t give too much importance to things that are translated, you know,” Wenger added. “The whole interview that I got didn’t really mean that.
“The main focus for us is to concentrate on the Premier League and the Premier League for me today is more important than the Champions League.
“We played 20 years in the Champions League, that’s 17 years before Sanchez arrived and three years with him so he can get us back in there.”
Wenger added that the transfer of striker Robin van Persie to Manchester United during the final year of his contract in 2012 shared no similarities with Sanchez’s situation.
“Every case is different, Van Persie was going from 30 to 31, when he left he had one year on his contract,” Wenger said.
“Sanchez is younger.”
Arsenal begin the Chinese leg of their pre-season tour with a match against German champions Bayern Munich on Wednesday.