Another Arsene Wenger press conference, another question about Alexis Sanchez... pic.twitter.com/bSxZmf6tFY — B/R Football (@brfootball) July 29, 2017"He has flu. He texted me to say he will come back as soon as possible. We are in touch with him and his doctor," he said. "Your job is to be suspicious, your job is built on mistrust and mine is built on trust, that is why I prefer my side.
"There is no basic problem. He would have come back tomorrow but he will be here on Tuesday. He is flying back as soon as he is in a position to." Wenger insisted the uncertainty over Sanchez's future wouldn't prove a distraction in the same way speculation over the manager's contract caused such chaos before he signed a new deal at the end of last season.
Alexis Sanchez to miss start of Premier League season because of 'flu'https://t.co/HkRx3CynSuJuly 29, 2017
Good news Arsenal fans! It looks as though Alexis Sanchez is staying at Arsenal. More: https://t.co/N0pE3KzaPW pic.twitter.com/M3W4KoayVD — BBC Sport (@BBCSport) July 29, 2017"It's not the same. It's different with a manager who has to take a global view of the club. I think the players who have one year on their contract have to respect their contract and play under it," he said.
"We don't speak about how our negotiations go. We come out once it's done or not done," he said. "We are active in the transfer market in general. At the moment there is nothing special to say on this case."
Alexis Sanchez is reportedly ready to submit a transfer request.According to the papers: https://t.co/WnUnfJuQU3 pic.twitter.com/zUPrUPfUN0 — BBC Sport (@BBCSport) July 29, 2017