Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Wenger's Difficult Choice on Sanchez

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Wenger's Difficult Choice on Sanchez

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ARSENE Wenger has conceded there has been no progress made on attempts to tie Alexis Sanchez down to a new contract at Arsenal - but is ready to accept the financial "sacrifice" of losing the forward for nothing.

The Chile international 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.

Wenger has insisted several times Sanchez will not be sold - although links with Manchester City continue - and he would rather allow the player to walk away for free at the end of the current campaign.

Sanchez has not played for the Gunners this season, returning late to training after his Confederations Cup exertions before missing the 4-3 win over Leicester with an abdominal strain.

Rumours persist a move away is on the cards with Wenger so far resisting the temptation to cash in on the 28-year-old.

The Frenchman insisted last week it was his decision not to sell Sanchez and he is more than prepared to miss out on a pay-day by sticking to his guns. …

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