Alexis Sanchez Slams Fan Protests Against Wenger

Alexis Sanchez is substituted as manager Arsene Wenger looks on.

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Alexis Sanchez has labelled the fan protests towards Arsene Wenger “very bad”, whilst hailing Arsene Wenger for his 21 years of service towards Arsenal

Contrary to reports of a rift between him and Arsene Wenger, Alexis Sanchez has come out to the defense of his under-fire boss. “Wenger Out” protests have reached an unprecedented level this year, as Arsenal are about to miss out – barring a miracle on Sunday – on Champions League football for the first time in Wenger’s reign.

Speaking to DirectTV Sports, Sanchez said: “In my opinion, that[Fan Protest] is very bad. I think that a coach that gave this club a stadium, trophies and who has been there 21 years should have a statue done to remember him forever.”

He added: “He is a manager that looks after the players — he develops them and makes them mature. I’m happy here with the players, the club and with life in general.”

Although Sanchez has appealed for respect and a new deal for his boss, his own future is contentious at the Emirates. The Chilean superstar, who has strong interest from European heavyweights like Bayern and PSG, will enter his final year of contract with Arsenal next season.

Speaking about his future, Alexis said: “It doesn’t depend on me but on what the club wants or doesn’t want. I try to do the best, give my contribution to the team with goals and victories. Once the season is over we shall see what they want.”

The inside-forward also stressed on the need for strengthening the squad at Arsenal, by adding: “I think that all teams always need to strengthen their squad with more players, like Barcelona, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich. I think we also have the option to do so, to reinforce the team and be stronger.”


Written by Shorya Panwar  

Has 20+ years of experience managing Schalke in Football Manager 2017. Believes wing-backs are the most complete footballers in the modern/evolved football. Writes weird stuff on his personal blog.


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