Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has finally admitted that he should have sold Alexis Sanchez to Manchester in the last summer transfer window when the Citizens made a huge-money offer for the Chilean’s signature.
According to Wenger, he prevented Sanchez’s move to the Etihad stadium in the summer due to his inability to find a worthy replacement. The Frenchman made a last-minute bid for Thomas Lemar in the summer so as to sanction the Chilean striker’s move but he failed in his pursuit for the Monaco’s playmaker.
When asked about the Chilean’s proposed weekly wages assuming he joined the current league leaders Machester City, Wenger revealed that he could have been receiving nothing less than £600,000 in a week.
Wenger finally let go of the player in January but not to the Citizens but to Manchester United. He initially felt reluctant to let him leave the Emirates stadium but he admitted that it was impossible to Hold back the player who has already made-up his mind to put an end to his Arsenal career.
Wenger further revealed that Sanchez was unhappy at the club which led to the player’s constant appearance on the Gunners’ substitute bench. Alexis Sanchez lost his first Premier League match for the Red Devils as they were defeated by Tottenham hotspur.