No progress on Sanchez talks, says Wenger


Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed that Alexis Sanchez is no closer to signing a new contract at the club.

The Chile worldwide 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. I know when I signed for two years at Arsenal, it's a contract and I have to respect it. - Reuters picSANTIAGO, Aug 18 ― Chile have included Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez in their squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Paraguay and Bolivia, coach Juan Antonio Pizzi said yesterday.

Alexis Sanchez is the talking point of the day for Arsenal (as usual), so we thought we'd give you a round-up of the latest speculation. The midfielder has less than a year remaining on his contract and could leave for free at the end of the season.

"That is a outcome of what I say, yes, unfortunately", added Wenger. 'In this case, I prioritise the fact that he (Sanchez) will be useful on the sporting side'.

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Wilshere returned to action from a fractured leg during Arsenal Under-23's 3-2 win over Derby County earlier this week.

"I believe usually people adapt to the rule and if the rule is clear and makes sense, people will adapt to it. Let's not forget that people who are not happy will sometimes go overseas, to different countries and that will not stop".

"I personally wish he stays - I think he is a very promising player who has developed well and who looks also to have the values we rate".

He said: 'I think for the regularity of the season it is better. According to multiple reports, Chamberlain has turned down a new deal from the Gunners and he wants to join a club where he can play in his preferred midfield position on a regular basis.

"He is a player who is on his way up".

"It's good that he is back and available", Wenger said.

Another player out of contract at the end of the season, Wilshere recently turned out for the Under-23s to signal his return to fitness following a broken leg sustained during a loan spell with Bournemouth last season.