Arsene Wenger, the Arsenal head coach, spoke about Alexis Sanchez and his attitude – and he tried to defend him as he said that the effort made by the Chile international is completely okay and he behaves very professional.
Sanchez’s contract is about to expire at the end of the season and he is though to leave the club – and maybe even this winter as he has been heavily linked with Manchester City and his former Barcelona coach, Pep Guardiola. The former Barca winger came off the bench in the latest match against Chelsea and performed really well so Arsene Wenger praised him for his professionalism…
The former AS Monaco coach spoke about his key player as he said, according to Sky Sports: “The team selection had nothing to do with the transfer market. That’s what I want. I want him to stay for longer. Because he’s a very important player for us and when he came on tonight you could see that he created danger straight away.”
He also added that people have no reason to criticize Sanchez: “People don’t know Alexis Sanchez well. This is a guy who is completely focused to play football. Have you seen how he came on today? Like a player who wants to play football. He can make a difference between what’s going on outside and what’s going on on the football pitch. We deal with facts, not psychological theories and the fact is when you turn out on the pitch you play football and you give 100 percent and that’s what he does.”
In the end, Arsene Wenger claimed that the commitment shown by Sanchez is more than okay: “It doesn’t matter for me whether he signs now or in June. What is important for me is the next game. I don’t understand the way you see things. It doesn’t matter how long my contract has to go. I want to win the game and I commit like I stay forever. You say the commitment of the player is linked with the length of the contract. I don’t believe that at all.”