I know I say ‘at last’ but this time Arsene Wenger has absolutely confirmed that a decision has been made on Alexis Sanchez’s future, and he will definitely be staying, and hopefully firing us to the Premier League title!
“The decision has been made and we will stick to that,” Wenger said. “The decision is not to sell.”
We must all admit we were worried last week when we read that Alexis had told a reporter in Chile that he desperately wanted to play in the Champions League, a trophy he has never won even with Barcelona. But Wenger has never been one for believing quotes by journalists, especially if they have gone through Google translate!
“I don’t give too much importance to things that are translated, you know,” he added. “The whole interview that I got didn’t really mean that.
“The main focus for us is to concentrate on the Premier League and the Premier League for me today is more important than the Champions League.
“We rested sometimes players in the group stages of the Champions League for the Premier League so that’s become the biggest importance for us.
“We played 20 years in the Champions League, that’s 17 years before Sanchez arrived and three years with him so he can get us back in there.”
Well said that man! Surely with a strikeforce of Alexis, Lacazette and Ozil, with a supporting cast of all our top class wingbacks and defenders, then this season should see us with our strongest squad ever, and our very best change of finally winning the title once again!