Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has stated that he has no doubts over the mindset of Alexis Sanchez,and that he hopes he will be ‘back to his best quickly’.
The Chilean international made his return to action in the demoralising 4-0 defeat to Liverpool, a game in which none of our players appeared to impress, and following a failed deadline day move, questions have been raised on his mentality.
Sanchez was believed to have agreed terms with Manchester City prior to the Gunners failing to persuade Thomas Lemar to come in as a replacement, resulting in the move breaking down.
There is now worries that the players who wanted to leave, and no longer can, could possibly hold the team back, but Wenger is of the belief that Sanchez will not be distracted from his starring role.
“I have no doubt about Alexis’ mind and mentality, that people question,” the Frenchman said.
“He needs to come back to full fitness, which he was not (at) against Liverpool. It was his first game, and he has suffered a negative experience with Chile.
“But he is strong mentally and hopefully he will be back very quickly to his best.”
Is Wenger being naive when it comes to Alexis attitude? Is the 67 year-old simply telling us what he thinks we want to hear?