Wenger Confirms Alexis Happy At Arsenal, Although Prohibited To Go This Season
Arsene Wenger considers the contract situation Alexis Sanchez can benefit Arsenal because it will motivate him to show his quality. The Professor also confirmed that his star player was happy to be at his club.
Sanchez is set to undergo his first appearance of the season for the Gunners at Anfield in the third week of the Premier League. Sanchez has refused to sign a new contract at Arsenal but is ready to stay at the Emirates Stadium because Wenger has refused to sell his most valuable asset.
Although Sanchez can go free next summer to join another club, with Manchester City seen as the most likely destination for him, Wenger refused to give up hope that the forward will sign a new deal.
And Wenger chose to see the good side of the situation, saying that Sanchez has now increased his motivation to play as best he can to impress his club of interest.
“Interests will make him play well. On top of that I really feel that he is happy to be here and he loves this club. He arrived here at the age of 28 years, 29 years where of course he saw the quality of his contract, but I think he really likes to be here, “he continued.
The question of Sanchez’s desire to remain at the club has emerged throughout this summer. And after defending Chile’s national team at the Confederations Cup, he admits his desire to play in the Champions League this season.
But the return of Alexis in the game against Liverpool could dispel the fans’ concerns about Sanchez’s mindset. Wenger has also praised his players for his attitude in recent weeks.
“He wants to play. In a professional situation, I always think that you have to commit to making sure that the person paying you gets what he paid for you. Alexis is in that situation and I think he’ll be here until the last day. He will give the best, “concluded the French manager. (Source: ESPN)