Ozil could stay, Sanchez unlikely: Wenger

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GETTY Arsene Wenger is not questioning Alexis Sanchez's commitment

"If someone speaks of one of my players to say they are interested or not interested I would not be very happy".

Sanchez is now Arsenal's joint top goalscorer in all competitions with eight goals to his name.

At the same time, United boss Jose Mourinho described Sanchez as "phenomenal", seemingly signaling Old Trafford interest in the contract rebel.

Speaking of Sanchez ahead of Monday's Premier League match against Stoke City, Mourinho said: 'I don't know if ethical or correct.

Wenger sounded optimistic that a breakthrough could be imminent in contract talks with Ozil, saying he feels more confident now than in the summer that a deal could be reached with the German.

After months of avoiding questions over Sanchez's future, Wenger has finally admitted that the Chilean will leave the Gunners.

Manchester United might want to sign Sanchez, but they are not willing to wait forever to get their man.

"Nothing is really concrete at the moment and nothing is decided one way or another".

The bad blood between the United manager and Wenger is well known but if Arsenal board rubber stamp his move to United, surely it will be the end for Wenger and his fragile truce with the Gooners hierarchy.

"You conclude that", he said. However, unlike his two teammates it is believed that the former Bournemouth loanee wants to stay at the north London club.

"I needed a little time to settle, to know the Premier League, the people here, how they are and to know the players. I am focused on Liverpool".

Arsenal are fully aware that replacing a player of Sanchez's calibre is no easy feat, especially considering his importance to the club.

"I think in two, three weeks, hopefully the day against Basel, the Champions League game, (he) could be fit, could be ready'" Guardiola said.

"He is a left-footed player who plays on the right-hand side with a lot of pace, he is very direct, a very good dribbler and very, very fast so we'll see". Certainly not, but there's always a way to find a different balance. The recent 2-1 victory in the first leg of the English Football League Cup semifinal against Bristol City nearly sealed the final spot for the club in the tournament and football pundits believe City could be on its way to clinch four trophies this season, including the coveted UEFA Champions League.

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