Wenger refuses to explain Alexis Sanchez's Arsenal omission

City already have a great deal of firepower with the likes of Jesus, Sergio Aguero, Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane competing for places-with David Silva, Kevin De Bruyne and Bernardo Silva doing the same alongside them-all of whom would command a starting berth nearly anywhere else.

While the Belgian's performance on the pitch was impressive - scoring the equaliser - his performance off the pitch wasn't quite so good.

According to Sky Sports, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is Arsenal's first-choice replacement for Alexis Sanchez if the Chilean worldwide joins Manchester City. Obviously we will see what happens in this transfer period.

Speculation ramped up further when he left Sanchez out of his starting XI to take on Chelsea on Wednesday, despite the Gunners being ravaged by injuries and missing several first team players.

"When he comes he will add something to the team". We are in a good period already, over the whole season. Everybody is doing a good job.

They don't want to pay over the odds for a player who would cost nothing in a few months' time while Arsenal are demanding £35m for Sanchez.

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"We don't care about that", De Bruyne.

"They played good", said De Bruyne of the Robins.

Looks like Kevin De Bruyne dreamt of playing for Liverpool as a youngster...

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'We are still in negotiations, ' he added.

City have agreed personal terms with Alexis, which the story claims are worth around £250,000-a-week, and have followed that up with a bid that reflects the 29-year-old's contract situation. "The Premier League can pay contracts and wages that no other, apart from maybe three or four clubs overseas, can pay".

  • Kyle Peterson