Arsenal boss Wenger 'not super optimistic' about Alexis deal

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"Arsenal would let Sanchez go to PSG tomorrow", Merson told Sky Sports.

Sanchez heads into the 2017-18 Premier League campaign with just one year remaining on his contract, meaning he will be free to talk with other clubs in January.

"If he goes to PSG he's out of sight, out of mind".

'If you look at the number of players that are out on loan, they can call a few back, ' he said.

"However, it's the Man City situation that's the concern and we've seen it all before with Robin van Persie's move to Manchester United".

Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Alexis Sanchez has returned to training following his absence from both the Community Shield and Premier League opening games.

And Merson thinks the Arsenal fans are firmly behind the Arsenal manager's firm stance. I don't think I would have started him.

Still, it might be hard to get the right players as bigger clubs are spending a lot of money for the best talent, and Arsenal isn't capable of competing in that regard.

"We didn't manage to do that last season so I'm not super optimistic in that regard, but we have the firm intention of not selling him". After six months he can sign for another team and if you watched Sanchez towards the end of the season he was getting very frustrated.

"To win like we did will only strengthen it and overall we have good ingredients in the squad and it is a good opportunity again to show it away from home".

"He's going to be good enough this season to get a contract elsewhere".

This new "injury" has seen him watch Arsenal's opener from the stands and he is also forecast to miss Arsenal's next game at Stoke, which is also very unusual as we have previously seen Sanchez take to the field when practically wearing crutches as he hates missing any chance to play. "That's not Sanchez though, he's world class".



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