Wenger’s Sanchez stance behind Giroud’s Arsenal absence?

Even though Arsene Wenger and everyone at Arsenal Football Club would desperately like the team’s two superstars Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil to sign the extensions to their current contracts that are reportedly being talked about, it appears that the manager is also determined to make sure that they are still aware of who the boss is.

So the title does not mean that Wenger is pandering to the whims of our Chile international striker, but exactly the opposite, as The Mirror is reporting that the boss is getting tough with the former Barcelona star this season.

One of the ways he is doing this, according to the report, is to not allow him to dictate when he is fit to play but instead Wenger will use his own judgment and the advice of the extensive medical and fitness team at the club, just as he did last weekend when Sanchez was left on the bench after getting back from international duty less than two days before the game was due to kick off.

Another way that the manager is said to be stamping his authority is by asking Alexis to play through the middle, with the idea that he was a bit selfish and undisciplined when operating from the left flank. Perhaps this is why the boss has been starting without his fellow Frenchman Olivier Giroud in his usual centre forward role.

What do you make of all this Gooners?


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  1. Vlad says:

    Huh? So in order to extend Sanchez’s contract, Wenger is trying to embarrass him first? You’re not making a whole lot of sense, Bob.

    1. Budd says:

      It is a pain in the ar$e to work with Sanchez as previous coaches said. I don’t think is different for Wenger, Sanchez is a a handful to manage. Last season he had a stinker but that’s probably due to the fact that he came late after Copa America. Probably he is forcing his way out, who knows. I guess we should wait and see.

  2. OT… pablo is saying that the “madness” that was supposed to arrive was marco reus..

  3. muda says:

    How about Xhaka then? In that case, because he should be starting alongside santi.

  4. Incarnate says:

    I don’t know why I still think Sanchez has the makings of a Suarez in becoming a goal machine if he really puts his mind to it, he has the tenacity, unrelenting attitude, intelligence and ball skills to back it up.

  5. stubill says:

    If Sanchez hasn’t signed a new contract before the next transfer window, sell him. There’s no point in hanging onto a player who doesn’t want to be here, I just get the felling from his body language that he’s not 100% happy.

  6. Onochie says:

    Would you blame Sanchez if he wants to leave? The club didn’t show him the ambition wenger must have promised him few years ago,so don’t blame him. This experiment of Wenger putting Sanchez through the middle is something he should have done during trainings and pre-season,not during the season,we all know that it doesn’t work,what I don’t get from Wenger is why he bought a striker and keep putting him on the bench? Isn’t it by playing games that the striker would get used to his team mates and the EPL? Wenger has really lost it.

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