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Arsene Wenger provides latest updates on Alexis Sanchez



Arsene Wenger said Alexis Sanchez is not for sale this summer. 

Sanchez’s current £140,000-a-week deal expires next year and Pep Guardiola is understood to be keen on bringing the Chilean to the Etihad.

The forward has been sensational for Arsenal last season, contributed to 44 per cent of the side’s 77  league goals with 34 (24 goals, 10 assists) but is yet to sign a new deal.

Arsene Wenger has made it clear that Alexis Sanchez won’t be sold this summer and he also mentioned that it won’t be ‘Robin Van Persie like Saga.’

Robin Van Persie was also contract rebel like Alexis Sanchez and Wenger mentioned that Dutch striker won’t leave but later on he left for Manchester United while he had one year left on his contract.

Arsene Wenger has put his foot down over Alexis Sanchez’s future

The Dutch striker fired rivals Manchester United to Premier League glory adding more to the misery of Arsenal fans.

Even though he has been released by Manchester United and it’s been long time since he last played in the Premier League but Arsenal fans still remember him as a ‘traitor’ & Arsene Wenger’s transfer policy comes under question.

Arsene Wenger faced a similar situation with Robin van Persie before the Dutchman moved to Manchester United in 2012

The Alexis Sanchez case, is ofcourse, very different as compared to Van Persie, but what gets Arsenal Fans worried is that Sanchez has pretty much made his desires public.

And one thing is for certain: ‘He wants out!’

In an interview that took place in Chile recently Alexis Sanchez showed his desire to play in the Champion league and he doesn’t seem even a bit interested in playing Europa League.

The Chilean wants to leave Arsenal to play Champions League football

Also, keeping all these desires aside, his demands are pretty egoistic too. Alexis Sanchez is demanding  digits in his contract that a manager like Wenger won’t even fancy paying, so, there is another twist in the tale.

The Gooners recently arrived in China where Wenger finally spoke about Alexis Sanchez. 

During a press conference in China, the Gunners boss said: “The decision has been made and we will stick to that. The decision is not to sell.”

“The decision has been made and we will stick to that. The decision is not to sell. I have not spoken to him (since the interview). But I can only reiterate what I have said before (he will not be sold).”

Arsene Wenger mentioned that he is aware of his desire to play in the Champions League and said:

“We played 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 main focus for us is to concentrate on the Premier League and the Premier League for me today is more important than the Champions League. We rested players sometimes in the group stages of the Champions League for the Premier League, so that’s become the biggest importance for us.”

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Arsenal v Brighton: preview, team news, possible XI, prediction & more



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Match Preview: Arsenal hope to bounce back against Brighton after Palace

Arsenal will be hosting Brighton at home this Saturday as they look to get back on track after Monday’s loss. Brighton themselves are desperately in search of a win, after consecutive losses and their last result being a draw.

The Gunners had to face a setback against the Eagles and had to see Spurs climb above them in tables over the weekend. Still, Arteta’s men hold a game in hand over Conte’s team and are tied on points.

Arsenal had no bite in attack or defense against Crystal Palace

After a couple of key injuries to Partey and Tierney, it’ll be a test for Arteta to find solutions. The coach, however, is full of optimism.

“We have to show tomorrow the energy, the commitment and the passion that we want to play the game tomorrow in front of our fans,” he said via Arsenal.

Team News

Kieran Tierney will be out for this game and his injury might keep him out for the rest of the season. Arteta confirmed the left-back had surgery but didn’t confirm any timeline for his return.

“He just had surgery yesterday, so it’s very early to understand how everything is going to develop, he’s going to be out for the period that we estimate and in which condition he will be after that period I think it’s too soon to say something else.”

Another player that will miss the game is Thomas Partey, who is struggling with a thigh injury. “It’s a little bit ambiguous but he has a significant injury. We will have to keep assessing him but he will be out for some weeks,” he said.

Further elaborating, “It’s an area he had a previous injury and he felt it straight away and he’s not fit.”

Possible Arsenal Starting XI

Arsenal: Ramsdale; Cedric, White, Gabriel, Nuno; Lokonga, Xhaka; Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli; Lacazette

Result Prediction

Arsenal 2 – 1 Brighton

We fully expect Arteta’s men to get back to winning ways after that setback on Monday night. Brighton, while they shouldn’t be taken lightly, are winless in their last seven games.


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What Arteta said about Tavares, players leaving in January and MORE!



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Check out everything Mikel Arteta had to say about Nuno Tavares, if he regrets players leaving in January

It is safe to say that Nuno Tavares, just like the team and Arteta, did not have a great performance on Monday. However, it is those defeats that test the mentality and separate the best from the average.

Arteta talked about how to give the youngster confidence and why he decided to take him off. “Always I speak with the players and I spoke with Nuno because I care about how feel. We are here to help them and make their careers better.”

Regardless, he understood it wasn’t a decision that was great for the Tavares but one he understood.

“That was a decision that hurt him, obviously, but he understands that it was for the benefit of the team and he respects that.” via Arsenal’s official website.

When asked how he intends on getting the best out of Tavares, he said:

“His confidence probably wasn’t the best because he wasn’t playing a lot of minutes as well and probably wasn’t at his best and he needs the rhythm, the competition and the understanding with his teammates.”

Quite evidently, there is a deep mutual respect and understanding between the players and Arteta. The mutual respect between players and coach goes a long way as defeats shape character in tough patches of form.

Arteta does not have regrets over letting players leave

The Gaffer was asked whether letting players leave in January was the right decision. He reaffirmed and asked back if he should justifying those decisions again and again.

“I don’t know if we have to justify it, we have to make a decision based on what we see every day, ” he said.

The former Everton man continued, “How the players can contribute in the role that they have at the club, or if they cannot do it or they don’t want to do it, we find solutions and that’s what we always try to do.”


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Arteta on Palace defeat, Brighton game, fight for top 4 and more



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Check out everything Arteta had to say about Arsenal’s game against Brighton and more

Arteta and Arsenal were faced with an unexpected setback with a humiliating defeat at Selhurst park. The Gunners looked done and out of the game from the kick off whistle.

When asked how the defeat impacted the squad, Arteta had a bit to say. “Embrace the challenge. You lost, now you want to win, it’s hurting and it’s still hurting. We lost two big players, two really important players for us for sure.” Via Arsenal.

While his tone suggested he blamed injuries, he accepted responsibility and to accept the result.

“But whenever that happens you can’t cry for it because they are not going to be available for us. So we have to find other solutions and we have to be as good and as competitive as we have been.”

Arteta was also asked about what were his expectations for the match against Brighton. The Spaniard said the usual things one says before a game about his opponent.

“They’re a team with a lot of personality, a coach that is very willing to play, that is very aggressive in the way they press, that wants to dominate the game and they have good players to do that but they are very difficult to beat.”

Besides just complimenting Brighton, he commented on their set piece intelligence and defense.

Arteta when asked about top four

The coach was also asked about if the belief of finishing top four is still there. His comments implicated he wants the squad to move on from the defeat and focus on the task ahead.

“[The setback] has happened and it’s happened with nine games to go and we have to react now.

We have to show tomorrow the energy, the commitment and the passion that we want to play the game tomorrow in front of our fans.”

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