Arsenal fans and obviously the Press are eager to know how things are going with Alexis Sanchez, whether or not he’ll stay at the club, if he’ll accept to sign a new deal, anything related to the Chile international, but Arsene Wenger used a very strong word to describe what talking about some things can be.
We do not want to come out on that because every negotiation has to be a little bit secret. We know we have duty to inform, but to talk about some things is not information, it’s suicide
the Arsenal manager told reporters ahead of the Community Shield match against Chelsea on Sunday, the first official game of the season in England.
The Frenchman was referring to how the negotiations with Sanchez are going. Unwilling to give information on that, he talked about the Chilean’s attitude in training instead.
The only thing I can tell you is he is focused. He had a good rest. He needs to work on his fitness, but once in the game he’s sharp and looks like he’s never been away. The frame of mind of a football player is quite easy: you go out and focus on the game, enjoy every moment. He loves the game so much
Wenger said, before repeating
my decision is clear, he will stay and he will respect that. It’s as simple as that.
Sanchez’s contract with Arsenal expires in less than a year, and if he doesn’t sign a new deal, next summer he will – most probably – leave the Gunners for nothing.