Sport Wenger: No update on Sanchez

02:25  13 august  2017
02:25  13 august  2017 Source:   Sky Sports

Sanchez left out due to lack of preparation, says Wenger

  Sanchez left out due to lack of preparation, says Wenger Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger provided updates on the fitness of Alexis Sanchez and Per Mertesacker after the Community Shield.Arsene Wenger says he left Alexis Sanchez out of the Community Shield victory against Chelsea because the Arsenal forward was short of preparation.

Arsene Wenger does not believe Alexis Sanchez is going anywhere. [ MORE: Lukaku signs for Man United ]. Well, those were his words but the way he spoke in Sydney, Australia, there wasn’t too much conviction in his voice. Was this the case? “No,” Wenger said.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said there is " no update " in the situation involving striker Alexis Sanchez . Asked if there was any update on Sanchez 's situation, Wenger replied: "No.

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said there is "no update" in the situation involving striker Alexis Sanchez.

The Chile international has been linked with a move away from the club this summer with less than a year remaining on his current deal at the Emirates Stadium and could walk away for free at the end of the upcoming season.

Wenger has insisted several times that Sanchez will not be sold, although Paul Merson told The Debate he feels the Gunners would be open to offers if they were to come from Paris Saint-Germain.

Sanchez missed Arsenal's scintillating start to the new Premier League season, an abdominal injury forcing him to sit out the 4-3 victory over Leicester.

The 28-year-old watched from the stands as Olivier Giroud's late header earned the Gunners three points.

Rumours persist that Sanchez will leave before the window closes, with Wenger suggesting he will also miss the trip to Stoke next weekend.

Asked if there was any update on Sanchez's situation, Wenger replied: "No.

"He practised well today, this morning, had a good session for the first time because he had a little muscular strain. He is focused and happy in the dressing room because we won the game."

No comparison between Sanchez and Costa - Wenger .
While Alexis Sanchez and Diego Costa both face uncertain futures at Arsenal and Chelsea, respectively, Arsene Wenger sees a difference.Arsene Wenger has again insisted Alexis Sanchez will not leave Arsenal in this transfer window and believes his is a very different situation to Diego Costa's at Chelsea - because the Gunners want to keep their star man.

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