He has been saying for weeks now that the ‘disagreements’ in the negotiations between Arsenal and Alexis Sanchez are contractual, and have nothing to do with the Chilean’s desire to leave. Arsene Wenger still insists on that, as was made obvious in his Press conference ahead of their game against Leicester City.
The disagreements are more contractual, not on the desire. Both parties have the desire to find an agreement, so I think it will happen. He is happy here. His desire is to stay. That is what I deeply believe
the French manager said. As for what would happen in the worst case scenario, if he had to let Sanchez go…
I don’t think that you would sell him to any Premier League club, that is for sure. The question is more, why would you sell him to another Premier League club? You want to be as strong as you can be, and not strengthen the other teams
Wenger claimed, insisting that he will hold on to his Chilean star, even if he refuses to sign a new contract this summer.
Even if he doesn’t sign a new deal, I will make him stay? Yes. Would I rather keep him than sell to a Premier League rival? Yes
the Arsenal manager said, absolute in his belief that Sanchez’s case is very different to that of Robin van Persie.
I let Van Persie go in the last year of his contract because Van Persie was 29, going on 30 and he was signing a long-term contract. That is not the case with Alexis. I personally think he will sign and stay here
was Wenger’s short look back to the not so distant past.