All the rumours are saying that although Man City failed with a reported bid worth up to £60m for Arsenal’s Alexis on the last day of the transfer window, they have every intention of trying to persuade Wenger to sell in January instead.
The Chilean is now forced to remain at the Emirates with his contract expiring at the end of the season, but the fact is that if Man City go through to the knockout stages of the Champions League, then Alexis will still be able to play for them as Arsenal are not in the competition, giving Pep Guardiola even more reason to push for the sale.
Wenger is obviously worried that the January window could destabilize Alexis even further. Le Prof said: “What’s happening now is that the transfer window is closed. September will be okay.
“The players who are tapped up in October, they already start to think: ‘Where do I go in January?’
“That’s not the way to be on board with the football club. We are here to entertain people. You can [only] do that with people who are on board together, with people who want to achieve something together.
“Not with people who, when things don’t go well, think: ‘Where can I go next?’.”
This sounds like desperation talk from Wenger as he wants to stop Alexis from being disturbed mid-season, but it was the Boss himself who said that being in the last year of a contract would make our contract rebels play better. Now he is saying something completely different!