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Arsene Wenger insists Alexis Sanchez is not up for sale

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has reiterated that star performer Alexis Sanchez would not be leaving the Emirates during the summer transfer window.


The Chile international is currently the subject of interest from both Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City, though the former look favourites to pursue his services due to the 'foreign club' tag.

Speaking to reporters earlier this week, Wenger highlighted that the club have made their decision to not sell Sanchez, and they are prepared to risk him for the final year of his contract rather than take the money up on offer. The Gunners are said to have snubbed an opening offer worth £35m from Paris Saint-Germain, and Wenger insists that the French club have turned their attention to Barcelona's Neymar due to the Gunners' firm stand on Sanchez.

"Has he asked to leave? No. PSG can't get Sanchez, so they are going for Neymar. My mind has been made up for a while now. I think I've made it clear a few times; that this is my stance. We are in a strong financial position. Sanchez has got one year to go on his contract and we have no need to make money. He will be part of the team next year and after that I can understand it," he said.

Sanchez had been left out of the Gunners' pre-season tour of Australia and China due to his international commitments with Chile earlier in the summer, but he is expected to rejoin his fellow teammates next week as the club prepare themselves for the new campaign. The 28-year-old has been the subject of tapping-up during his holidays, and Wenger admits that it is frustrating to see such instances happen in modern-day football. The former Barcelona man racked in 30 goals and 15 assists for Arsenal last term as they celebrated their third FA Cup triumph in four seasons.