After admitting he wants to play in the Champions League, which the Gunners failed to qualify for, rumours which placed Sanchez at Manchester City intensified, but Wenger has revealed that the north London club’s stance is clear.
‘The decision has been made and we will stick to that’, Wenger said. ‘The decision is not to sell’.
The Arsenal boss also stated that Sanchez’s comments about his desire to play in Europe’s top competition had been lost in translation.’I don’t give too much importance to things that are translated, you know. The whole interview that I got didn’t really mean that’.
Wenger hopes Alexis Sanchez will stay at the club and will help them return to the Champions League 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’.
The Chilean’s situation was also compared to that of Van Persie, who left for United with one year left on his contract. ‘Every case is different, Van Persie was going from 30 to 31, when he left he had one year on his contract. Sanchez is younger’, Wenger said.