Arsene Wenger has expressed his confidence over Alexis Sanchez’s Arsenal future, says the Chilean is a “great lover of the club.”, and could sign a new contract with the Gunners.
With one year left on his contract, the 28-year-old forward has not told Wenger he wants to leave the club despite reported interest from Manchester City, Chelsea and Bayern Munich.
Speaking to the press shortly after Arsenal arrived Sydney for their 2017 pre-season tour, Wenger explained: “The players have contracts and we expect them to respect their contracts. That’s what we want,”
“The easiest way to manage the players in the final year of their contracts is it’s in his interest to do as well as he can,”
“Nobody knows today if Sanchez will be in his final year of his contract next season because he can extend his contract with us at the start of the season or during the season.”
“So it is not necessarily the last year of his contract at Arsenal Football Club.” he concluded.
Sanchez is not on tour with Arsenal, he his currently on extended break following his involvement in the Confederations Cup with Chile.