Arsene Wenger says he has no concerns over Alexis Sanchez and his motivation for the upcoming season after he ruled out the possibility of the Chilean leaving the club this summer.
Throughout the off-season the Arsenal forward has been linked with Man City, Bayern Munich, Chelsea and PSG, and consistently the message from the club has been that the player is not for sale.
On Thursday, the Arsenal manager told the press, “The only thing I can tell you is he is focused. My decision is clear.
“He will stay, it’s as simple as that and he will respect that.”
While some footballers might sulk, Wenger has no worries about the former Barcelona man, and says his inherent desire to win will see him motivated for every game.
Asked if he thought Sanchez would play at his best despite not getting a move, the Frenchman said, “Of course. Why not?
“My conviction – and if you look well – it’s always in your interests, even if you have a short contract, to do well. And the kind of character he is.
“He is a winner. When he goes on the football pitch, he wants to win. He is a guy who loves football.
“He has advantages and disadvantages on both sides going into a situation like that.”