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Wenger confirms: Alexis Sanchez stays at Arsenal

Alexis Sanchez Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger continues to stress Alexis Sanchez will remain atArsenal beyond this summer’s transfer window and hopes he will extend his contract, along with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Mesut Ozil.

“I can confirm, that Alexis Sanchez will not be leaving anywhere this summer and he will be here in September”.

“I just think that it looks unusual to the media sometimes that clubs want contracts to be respected. For me, it looks logical so I am amazed that you are amazed because it looks normal. If I sign a contract, I respect it. Of course if a club releases me it’s normal that I can go somewhere else. I know when I signed for two years at Arsenal, it’s a contract and I have to respect it.”

Also, Wenger said that Sanchez’s situation cannot be compared with that of Diego Costa at Chelsea.

“I have enough problems not to make an assessment on Chelsea’s problems. This is a little bit a special situation when you look from outside, it’s a little bit different situation”.

“We always wanted to keep Sanchez and we always hope, even now, that we can extend the contracts of the Sanchez, the Chamberlain, the Ozil. It’s difficult for me to analyse the Chelsea situation with Costa.”