October 7, 2022 Latest Football News

Arsene Wenger: Alexis Sanchez will stay and “respect” that decision

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has claimed that Alexis Sanchez will remain with the club in the upcoming Premier League season and, by doing so, “respect” that decision.

Wenger, who oversaw an open training session at the Emirates Stadium ahead of Arsenal’s Community Shield tie against Chelsea on Sunday, said that he had spoken face-to-face with Sanchez but he refused to say whether the forward had told him that he wanted out.

“I will not give anything away on that but the only thing I can tell you is that he is focused, and my decision is clear – he will stay and he will respect that,” Wenger said. “It is as simple as that.”

“The frame of mind of a football player is quite easy. Once you go out and play, you focus on the game and you enjoy it. This is a thing that passes quickly, so enjoy every single moment. He loves so much the game and what he does.”

“Has he indicated he will sign a new deal? That is, again, something that I do not want to come back on. Every negotiation has to be a little bit secret. The transparency of society is very pushy but we have to resist a little bit, as much as we can. We know as well we have a duty to inform people but to talk about some things is not information any more – it is suicide.”

Sanchez, 28, was reportedly linked with a move to French Ligue club Paris Saint-Germain as he enters the final year of his contract with the gunners.

The Chilean international forward, who featured for the South American nation for the Confederations Cup, had been granted an extended summer break for his presence in the tournament. However, he only returned on Tuesday following a reported illness and is not expected to feature in the Community Shield match against Chelsea, with Wenger adding that the decision was unrelated to any transfer speculation surrounding the player.

“We want not to take as big a gamble on the player who has just come back,” Wenger added. “For us, it is important to build his fitness and to put him in a reasonable condition before we expose him to tough tests.”

in My Blog
Banner
Related Posts

Pep Guardiola anticipates “special” first FA Cup game

January 8, 2020

January 8, 2020

Pep Guardiola expects a “special” first FA Cup game in charge of Manchester City in their third-round match against West...

Juventus demands United to increase bid for Paul Pogba

April 12, 2020

April 12, 2020

Juventus has continued to raise the price tag on Paul Pogba, telling Manchester United to add another €10m to their...

Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool is not a selling club

April 12, 2020

April 12, 2020

Jurgen Klopp has insisted that Liverpool is not a selling club and will not accept any bids for Philippe Coutinho...

Eddie Jones to take over England Rugby Team

January 7, 2020

January 7, 2020

Eddie Jones, 55, is set to become the first foreign rugby head coach of England. The Australian had finalised the...

Warriors heavy favourites for signing Kevin Durant

January 7, 2020

January 7, 2020

The Golden State Warriors are the heavy favourites to rein in Kevin Durant should Oklahoma City Thunders be releasing the...

Spylce, Giants Gaming and Team Roccat retain LCS hope

April 12, 2020

April 12, 2020

The European League Championship Series (LCS) has come to a conclusion as Spylce, Giants Gaming and Team Roccat book their...

Jermain Defoe recalled to England squad but Rooney dropped

April 12, 2020

April 12, 2020

Sunderland’s 34-year-old striker Jermain Defoe has earned a surprise recall to the England squad from national coach Gareth Southgate. Defoe’s...

England: Gareth Southgate drops stars for international friendlies

January 11, 2020

January 11, 2020

England coach Gareth Southgate has dropped a handful of stars ahead of international friendly games against Brazil and Germany. Southgate...

Donald Trump repeats appeal to nations to support US World Cup bid

April 12, 2020

April 12, 2020

Donald Trump repeated his appeal to foreign nations to support the United States’ joint bid with Canada and Mexico for...

Roma goes the top of Serie A table

April 12, 2020

April 12, 2020

Roma won 2-1 at Fiorentina on Sunday for their fourth straight league win and leapfrogged their opponents into first place...

English clubs through in Europa League

April 12, 2020

April 12, 2020

Liverpool, Tottenham and Manchester United are all through to the UEFA Europa League round of 16 as each club secured...

Leicester appoints ‘perfect fit’ manager Claude Puel

April 14, 2020

April 14, 2020

Leicester City have appointed the former Southampton head coach Claude Puel as their manager following their summary dismissal of Craig...

BECKHAM BOMBSHELL: AC MILAN TO WIN UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

April 12, 2020

April 12, 2020

EVERYTHING WAS FINE FOR DAVID BECKHAM IN DUBAI UNTIL A REPORTER ASKED HIM ABOUT THE UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE. He did...

ESL to hold Dota 2 tournament in Manila

April 12, 2020

April 12, 2020

For the first time, the Electronic Sports League (ESL) will be organizing a live Dota 2 tournament in Manila. Boasting...

Dota 2 star Zai returns into the game after one-year hiatus

April 12, 2020

April 12, 2020

Prodigious Dota 2 player Ludwig “zai” Wahlberg has signed on with Romania-based Kaipi as a support player, a year after staying on...