Wenger reveals positive texts with Alexis over his future

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Arsene Wenger says he remains positive that Alexis Sanchez will be an Arsenal player next season, and says he’s been in contact with the player via text throughout the summer.

The Chilean was on Confederations Cup duty with Chile, losing in the final to someone who I can’t remember now and can’t be arsed to even look up … oh, it was Germany, thanks brain! … and is now taking some well deserved holidays.

The 28 year old, like too many others, is in the final 12 months of his current contract, and there’s a pressing need to find some clarity.

Speaking on the tour of Australia, the Arsenal manager was asked if he were positive about the future of Sanchez, and said, “Of course. There is not a lot to resolve at the moment with the player. I have spoken through text and it was very positive.

“My thoughts are always positive.”

There have been rumours all summer of interest from big clubs in Europe, including PSG, Juventus and Bayern Munich, but the most persistent stories have linked Sanchez with Man City.

Given that they paid over £50m for Kyle Walker yesterday, they’ve set the bar for future transfers, so any offer for Alexis less than a couple of trillion and a spaceship that can do the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs should be rejected out of hand.

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