Wenger shuts down Sanchez to City talk

first_imgTransfers Wenger shuts down further Sanchez to City talk Joe Wright 04:18 1/1/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments() alexis sanchez - cropped Getty Images Transfers Manchester City Arsène Wenger A. Sánchez West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal Arsenal West Bromwich Albion Premier League Crystal Palace v Manchester City With speculation continuing to mount about the Chilean’s future, the Arsenal boss is growing short on patience Arsene Wenger angrily shut down questions about Alexis Sanchez’s Arsenal future amid persistent rumours of renewed interest from Manchester City.City failed in their pursuit of the Chile star during the previous transfer window but there is strong speculation they will attempt to strike a deal next month, with Sanchez’s contract expiring at the end of the season.Gabriel Jesus picked up an injury in the 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace on Sunday that manager Pep Guardiola says could keep him out for up to two months, encouraging talk of an imminent City bid for Sanchez Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Guardiola himself stated he expects the 29-year-old to stay at the Emirates Stadium, though, and Wenger was in no mood to discuss the issue further after his side were held to a 1-1 draw at West Brom courtesy of Jay Rodriguez’s controversial late penalty.Asked if Sanchez had played his last game for Arsenal at The Hawthorns, Wenger told a news conference: “We play on Wednesday [against Chelsea].”I have spoken many times about that. I’m not ready to talk about that some more.”I have given you my answer many times. I don’t see why I should come back to a subject we have talked about 155 times.”The year ends with @ManCity’s gap at 14 points pic.twitter.com/ahOjW4gpfr— Premier League (@premierleague) December 31, 2017Wenger also hit back at club legend Thierry Henry after his suggestion that Arsenal players’ mixed celebrations during the 3-1 win at Crystal Palace this week pointed to a dressing-room rift caused by Sanchez’s uncertain future.”It was never a problem inside [the club],” he said. “I don’t listen to what he says and other people says.”We focus on our own problems, that’s the only thing.”There are people who are paid to talk. It’s difficult sometimes when you are paid to talk, to talk, to talk and only say things that are true and intelligent.”Asked if Arsenal will look to make signings in the transfer window, Wenger added: “Tomorrow [Monday], I will try to bring myself in first and, after that, we will see.”last_img read more

J.W. Walsh: ‘We’re Relentless’

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. AdChoices广告“We’re relentless,” said J.W. Walsh after OSU’s big win on Saturday. I wrote about Walsh’s performance a little bit after OSU’s 12th straigth win. “Toward the end of these games most of these teams probably give in and say ‘we took the L on this one.’ Nobody on our football team believes this. At this point now, we believe if we’re anywhere close at the end, we’re going to win it.“Not one time in my mind did I think, ‘oh no.’”One of the most enjoyable OSU teams (any sport) ever.last_img read more