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Arsenal have been handed a massive boost in keeping Alexis Sanchez at the Emirate despite reports linking him with a move to Bayern Munich and Manchester City.
Alexis has reportedly agreed to stay at Arsenal and honour the last year of his contract, claims respected Chilean outlet, La Tercera.
The report suggest Sanchez wants to reunite with his former boss Pep Guardiola at Man City but Wenger is determined to see the Chile international stay for the remaining of his contract whether he signs an extension or nor, and Arsenal would risk him leaving for free next year when his contract expires.
“This summer, first of all, they will stay at the club and hopefully we can extend their contracts,” Wenger said in June.
“You cannot weaken the club and weaken the team. You want to strengthen the team. Unless you find a player of the same calibre. If they want absolutely to leave.
“I believe at the moment we are not on that front. We are just focused on keeping the team together and see how to strengthen the team.
“When you sign a contract somewhere, you commit to give your best until the end of the last day of your contract. I would say why should they not give their best?”
The player himself even said during Huawei press conference back in March, “I’m happy in London, I hope I can finish my contract at Arsenal.
“I want to keep myself in a winning team and stay in the same city.”
It would be nice to see the Chile international play alongside new signing Alexandre Lacazette.