"They talked to me and I said no chance".
Jack Wilshere is unlikely to feature against his former club as he's still not match fit so he'll join Santi Cazorla on the sidelines.
However, Wenger reiterated his belief that it will become much more common for players to let their contracts run out in order to secure higher wages from clubs who will not have to pay inflated transfer fees.
"I wouldn't have wanted to play for a reason like this, an injury to a teammate, but you always have to be prepared". The Arsenal manager now in a bid to block any January movement for the star wants the January transfer window scrapped out. "Players have no clarity". Or are his days in North London numbered?
"Are they in? Are they out?"
With this kind of manic spending, a number of clubs saw their balance go into the negative as their buys far outweighed the sales.
Guardiola remained coy when asked about potentially signing Sanchez in January and said: "I don't know what will happen in the winter".
While the 22-year-old endured a forgettable international break with England, speaking at a pre-match news confeence, the Spanish manager reiterated his faith in the player. Worry about whether they spend at all, and worry about whether they spend enough relative to their performance target.
Sanchez was set to first play for Chile at Bolivia on Tuesday after reportedly overcoming an ankle problem.
"We had to sell somebody". Are they half in?
The winger has started the season well with two goals in three matches.
"I haven't decided who will be in the squad", said Wenger. In fact, anything but.
"The transfer market is over".
"But he is strong mentally and hopefully he will be back very quickly to his best".