After Arsene Wenger flat-out denied newspaper reports that there had been a training ground bust-up involving Alexis Sanchez, the Chilean has posted something on Instagram which might well contradict that.
He seems to suggest that fighting isn’t borne out of any kind of malice, but rather to do the best for his team.
His message reads, “The true warrior fights not because he hates the ones in front of him, but because he loves those behind him. ?⚪️ Let’s go Gunners.
“The only failure is not trying.”
Un verdadero guerrero no lucha por odio a los que tiene enfrente. Si no por AMOR a los que tiene detrás ⚪️? let ‘s go Gunners . “el único fracaso es no intentarlo. ” ⚽️ The true warrior fights not because he hates the ones in front of him, but because he loves those behind him. ?⚪️ Let ‘ go Gunners. ” The only failure is not trying.” ??
Earlier, at his pre-game press conference, Arsene Wenger played down the stories as newspaper fabrications.
“I’m not aware of it. Nothing happened,” he said.
“It’s completely false, but I understand that you have to feed the newspapers and we respect that.”
Which merits a very big heh, in fairness. He was just short of an ‘I didn’t see it!’. It’s normal that he would absolutely refuse to add fuel to the fire, but there’s too much smoke around this one for there not to be fire.