Arsenal boss, Arsene Wenger, has insisted that they have taken a decision not to sell Alexis Sanchez this summer and promised to stick to it.
Wenger was quizzed on Sanchez’s future on Tuesday, after the Chile striker admitted he wants to play Champions League football next season.
The Frenchman, talking at a pre-match press conference ahead of a friendly with Bayern Munich, said: “The decision has been made and we will stick to that. The decision is not to sell.”
Reacting specifically to Sanchez’s remarks about the Champions League, Wenger stated it was up to the 28-year-old, to get Arsenal back into Europe’s top competition after missing out last term.
“I don’t give too much importance to things that are translated, you know.
“The whole interview that I got didn’t really mean that.
“The main focus for us is to concentrate on the Premier League and the Premier League for me today is more important than the Champions League.
“We rested sometimes players in the Group stages of the Champions League for the Premier League so that’s become the biggest importance for us.
“For the rest… we played 20 years in the Champions League, that’s 17 years before Sanchez arrived and three years with him so he can get us back in there,” Wenger said