Arsene Wenger backs Alexis Sanchez’s ‘full of commitment’ display, fans think otherwise

first_imgArsene Wenger defended the reportedly unsettled Alexis Sanchez after the Chilean’s brace helped Arsenal overcome Crystal Palace 3-2 on Thursday.Wenger said that his attitude is fine and performances such as these proved his commitment to the club.Sanchez has been accused of not giving his all for the club after his much hyped move to title rivals Manchester City failed in the summer. His contract expires in June next year but his show against Palace would take away any doubts regarding his commitment to the North London club.Wenger told reporters afterwards he was not “fearful” that Sanchez, whose second-half brace in the space of just four minutes turned the game, would leave in next month’s transfer window.WATCH FULL VIDEOThe Arsenal coach also spoke about Sanchez’s contract situation and made it clear that he doesn’t fear much about the situation. However, some incredulous fans think that this performance of his, right before the transfer window opens in January, is for the likes of City and Paris Saint Germain to come and lap him up.City, the Premier League’s runaway leaders, have been consistently linked with a move for Sanchez but, coming into the final six months of his contract, they could wait until the summer to snap him up on a free transfer.That’s 7️�?� @premierleague goals this season for our No 7️�?�#ElNinoMaravilla �??��??� Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) December 28, 2017Wenger, though, told reporters: “Always when people don’t have long contracts, they are questioned. The best way to show they are committed is to give that kind of performance.advertisement”I felt he was very good tonight from the first minute on, focused on the game. This kind of Sanchez is a great football player, as we know. That’s the kind of performance we want from him.”Though it has been considered a formality that Sanchez will leave, Wenger added: “Look, first of all nobody knows what will happen really. It’s difficult to speculate.”At the moment we are focused on the next game, with the players committed and ready to fight. It’s not a guarantee of how long you stay somewhere.”As long as you are somewhere, you give your best. I’m not a specialist in psychology.”�??� @Alexis_Sanchez #ElNinoMaravilla �??��??� Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) December 28, 2017Jack Wilshere, also outstanding in the Arsenal win and creator of Sanchez’s second goal with an exquisite long pass, said afterwards that he expected to sign a new deal with the club.The England midfielder, who like Sanchez is out of contract in the summer, said: “The boss said he will speak to me…I’m sure it will get done.”(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more