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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has revealed that Alexis Sanchez is focused and would sign a new contract with the Gunners despite reports linking him way with a move from the Emirates Stadium.
“Alexis is not distracted, not at all — I think that is coming to very quick conclusions. He has been out and injured. I thought he was still a bit short physically on Sunday (at Chelsea) and I played him against Doncaster to give him more competition. Is he happy at the club? That is the impression I have, yes,” Wenger was quoted as saying by The Guardian.
“There is no disguised attitude on my side (over the selection policy). I just try to get him back to full fitness and for me the Europa League and the League Cup is important, as well,” the 67-year-old said.
“I just try to give him competition and to get him back to his best, because I gave him a long holiday and after that long holiday this year, he had a real rest. He came back not really fit and it took us time to get him back and then he got injured. If you add the injury plus the rest time it was a bit long but against Doncaster, you could see that he is coming back sharp now. I left him on the pitch, as well, for 90 minutes because I wanted him to have a real go,” Wenger added.
The former Barcelona footballer has made 105 appearances for Arsenal, scoring 53 goals since making a move to the London club in 2014.