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Arsenal manger Arsene Wenger has broken silence about the future of Alexis Sanchez remaining at Arsenal with his contract set to run out at the end of the season.
The Chile international has been linked with a move to Manchester City and Bayern Munich this summer with the Gunners wanted to tie him down to a new deal earlier in the season but he has already rejected signing an extension.
Arsenal had a very disappointing season finishing fifth in the league and are out of the next season’s Champions League with the Sanchez expressing his disappointment and he earlier revealed his stay will be determined after the season.
However, Wenger has played down reports linking the attacker away from the Emirates and stressed that Arsenal are keen on retaining Sanchez beyond the summer transfer window.
“No, no,” Wenger was quoted by Arsenal’s official website, when asked if he is braced for losing players in the summer transfer window.
“We have nobody at the end of their contract so that will be completely our decision. Therefore, I just believe that we, the club, have a big job to do during the summer because you want to keep players like Alexis and end all the speculation that could happen.”
“I just explained to you what a professional person is. If you have surgery tomorrow with a surgeon who is having his last day of work, you still want him to do good work with you and not expect him to do half a job only because it’s his last day. That’s what it means to be professional, to perform as long as you have a contract.”