Arsene Wenger Tells Alexis Sanchez To Respect His Arsenal Contract

Alexis Sanchez

Alexis Sanchez

Wenger, who signed a new deal in May to remain in charge at the Emirates Stadium for another two years, said on Thursday that he expected Sanchez to take part in his first training session on Sunday while the remainder of the squad play in the Emirates Cup.

Under further questioning about the timing of the 28-year-old's latest Instagram post, Wenger denied there was anything for him to read into.

As many as eight Arsenal first-team players now have one year remaining on their deals at the Emirates Stadium, most notably the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jack Wilshere and Santi Cazorla.

"Players who have one year on their contract have to respect their contract and play out their contract".

Coutinho is wanted by Barcelona, and reports are rife in Spain and Brazil claim the player is more than willing to leave Liverpool, but the club are getting in his way. You go out on the football pitch, you want to play and to do well.

Mesut Ozil
GETTYMesut Ozil is another Arsenal star that has one year on his contract left

Alexis was not involved in this weekend's Emirates Cup as his return to training following worldwide duty Confederations Cup was delayed due to illness, as speculation of an exit from the Gunners continues to surround the exciting forward.

"The players were thinking, 'What's going on and what's happening?', so it creates uncertainty [with my contract] because it's a global policy". What has that to do with the length of your contract?

"Even if (a player negotiating with another club) happens, it doesn't matter". I am amazed that you're surprised by that.

There have been no official reports from the player himself to help put the fire out of the rumours flying around, but there have been nothing about his body language to show he indeed wants out. Nobody knows if Sanchez will not extend his contract here.

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