Arsene Wenger 'not super optimistic' Alexis Sanchez will extend Arsenal stay

Some wanted former Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel, and others clamoured for Eddie Howe, but winning at Arsenal is easier said than done. "I believe he will be a very great player". Arsene Wenger has convinced the Colombian that he will get more game time and has made it clear that both himself and Petr Cech will battle it out for the number one slot. "If he can maintain that record that would be ideal for us".

Say what you will about Arsenal's defence, but the club gave up just 44 goals last term.

After nearly 12 months of speculation surrounding Sanchez's future the end-game doesn't appear to be in sight.

'Always when I have faced opposition or unhappiness, I try to focus on what I think is important in the game, work harder and question myself, "what can I improve?"

"If you have a player that shows you during the training sessions to be one of the best, you pick him to shoot the penalty". However, if he goes, they can't afford to let him strengthen a direct rival.

"After that you have Lyon which is a special place in France as they have their own mentality".


Mahrez was reported to be among those under consideration, with the Algeria worldwide pushing for a move away from the King Power Stadium.

Arsene Wenger has taken the blame for Arsenal's fifth-placed finish last season, admitting that uncertainty in the dressing room contributed to the team's poor form. Man United as well.

"And it's not finished - Chelsea have bought [Alvaro] Morata and have not lost [Diego] Costa yet, and they will certainly buy more".

Wayne Rooney will make his first league start for Everton since returning to Goodison Park from Manchester United, but it will be his third competitive appearance in his second spell with his boyhood club. At the moment the most active have been United, City and Liverpool a bit. "So maybe seven. It looks like Everton".

Wenger added. "I think we have a good level of physical preparation". There could be a surprise like Leicester. Perhaps with the exception of Spurs, who have stood still over the summer, every single member of last season's top six has improved ahead of the 2017/18 campaign.

The first game of the season has not been something Arsenal have been able to take advantage of in recent years.

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