Arsenal have moved from Australia to China, Arsene Wenger gave a Press conference, and obviously he had to reply questions related to Alexis Sanchez.
I want to play in the Champions League. Arsenal know where I’m standing, it’s up to them now
the Chile international was quoted two days ago as telling reporters in his homeland, where he’s spending some vacation days.
I do not give too much importance to things that are translated. What I got, he didn’t really mean that
Wenger said in the Press conference in Shanghai. He didn’t stop there, though. He made an additional comment, hypothetically accepting that Sanchez did say that about the Champions League.
We have played for 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
the Frenchman said, indirectly challenging Sanchez to avoid the easy way out (a move to a team that will play Champions League football the coming season), and stick around to help the Gunners return to where, according to their manager, they belong.
When you play in the Champions League, everyone says: ‘Is that all you do?’ Suddenly when you don’t play in there, it becomes a major problem
Wenger added, making some sort of complain, that Arsenal tended to get less credit than deserved for their consistency the last 20 years, finishing in CL positions in the Premier League.