Arsene Wenger opens up about Alexis Sanchez after Arsenal’s win at Swansea
Arsene Wenger discusses Alexis Sanchez's reaction to being substituted in Arsenal's 4-0 win at Swansea
Arsene Wenger has insisted that he was not concerned about Alexis Sanchez’s reaction to being substituted in Arsenal’s 4-0 win at Swansea City on Saturday.
The Chile international was clearly frustrated at being replaced at the Liberty Stadium shortly after scoring the Gunners’ fourth and final goal.
Sanchez is currently believed to be in talks with Arsenal about the possibility of extending his contract with the north London club beyond the summer of 2018.
However, Wenger moved to play down the reaction of the 28-year-old after Saturday’s thumping win.
Speaking at his post-match news conference, Wenger replied when asked about Sanchez’s reaction to being substituted: “All the players are frustrated when they come off, some show it, some not.
“I am long enough in the job to know that. I just make the decision I feel is right and that’s it. Nothing more than that. He’s a good guy who gives a lot and wants to do well, always, for the team. There is no problem. But every culture is different.
“Some South Americans are a bit different to Europeans, Southern Europeans are different to northern Europeans. You have to respect that. That’s why we are a multi-national team.
“I don’t look, I don’t look at that. I look at how well the players do who come on, how comfortable they are, because Danny Welbeck has not played for two years. That’s for me much more important than an individual response.”
Arsenal now turn their attentions towards their home Premier League clash against Burnley at The Emirates next weekend.
The north London side, who finished second last term, are aiming to win the Premier League title for the first time since their famous unbeaten triumph in the 2003-04 season.