Sanchez not for sale — Wenger

Arsene Wenger believes Alexis Sanchez can lead Arsenal back into the Champions League next season and will not be sold by the club.

Sanchez told Chilean media he wants to play in Europe’s elite competition, which the Gunners failed to qualify for after a fifth-place Premier League finish last season, and that a decision over his future rests with Arsenal.

Wenger remains poised to keep the Chilean at Emirates this summer, though, revealing the club’s stance is already clear.

“The decision has been made and we will stick to that,” Wenger said of Sanchez, who is still a target for Manchester City according to Sky sources.

“The decision is not to sell.”

Wenger, whose side are preparing for a pre-season game against Bayern Munich on Wednesday, played down Sanchez’s comments regarding Champions League football.

“I don’t give too much importance to things that are translated, you know,” he added. “The whole interview that I got didn’t really mean that.

“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.”

 

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