Ozil could still stay, but Sanchez will go — Wenger

Alexandre Lacazette

GETTY Alexandre Lacazette needs a goal to get his season back on track

Look, I don't question Alexis' passion. He's kicked Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Matteo Darmian out of the squad to make room for them. Alexis wants to win. Last season, Alexis scored 24 goals during the Premier League season and also managed ten assists for his teammates.

Has Wenger has had any conversations with Alexis recently?

Another thorn is agent's fees with Sanchez's representative causing even a rich club such as City to blanche.

"It is something you cannot change".

Meanwhile, United full-back Demi Mitchell has joined Scottish Premiership side Hearts on loan for the rest of the season. We came under scrutiny with our defensive display in the (Forest) game, so it was big to just get a clean sheet and have a solid game.

Manchester United are also reported to be interested in Malcom, with Sky Sports crediting Arsenal with interest in the former Corinthians youngster.

"At the general level, I can say I told you myself, the Manchester United owners don't believe in the January market".

And it appears the Frenchman is seriously considering flogging him in January but admits "nothing is concrete at the moment".

Is there any truth in it? You conclude that. You could say that at the moment. "It is not that I don't want to inform you, it is that I don't want to give you the wrong information", said Wenger.

Arsenal boss not worried by Lacazette's lack of goals
Ozil could still stay, but Sanchez will go — Wenger

On whether a bidding war for Alexis be beneficial for Arsenal?

"At Bayer, we have had players who have aroused great interest and are on the wish list of other clubs for years". But there was a degree of realism to his comments on the subject.

Alexis Sanchez is unsettled at Arsenal.

"We haven't discussed anything with Lemar because he already knows what we want". The people speak more than usual what happens on the pitch. Speculation surrounding his future has undoubtedly affected his form, but the Chilean would still be a huge loss for the Gunners. The midfielder, who arrived from Espanyol in the summer, has followed Angel Gomes, Aliou Traore and Aiden Barlow in penning professional terms. The Red Devils, for all the firepower they have got on paper - do lack a playmaker in the vein of a Kevin De Bruyne or an Eden Hazard in the final third.

Sanchez and his agent would have to lower their demands, or face the possibility that Man City could walk away for now.

Arsenal have signed Konstantinos Mavropanos from PAS Giannini (Greek League) and have set their eyes on Sanchez's replacement from Boca Juniors' Cristian Pavon.

Will he stay or will he go?

Sanchez, close to becoming a Man City player last summer in a £55m move, is said to be weighing up his options as he allows his contract to tick down.

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