Arsene Wenger has come out to say he has no issues with playing Alexis Sanchez against Manchester City next weekend.
Arsenal travel to face City on Sunday but Wenger has no concerns about playing Sanchez against the side he could have been turning out for.
“I have no concerns because I’m not suspicious about performances or the desire to win of a football player,” he said.
“When you are a football player you have a social contract with the rest of the team and I never question that. Once you don’t respect that, it is difficult to say that you play football.”
“I think he is coming back stronger physically. He runs after goals at the moment so he is a bit frustrated when he doesn’t score like all the goalscorers,” he said.
“I’m not worried about it, he works hard and it will come back. You never try too hard. I think at the moment he is marked well but he still creates many dangerous situations and he just has to not worry too much.
“You say that to all the strikers and they still worry but over longer periods he has always scored goals so that will come back.”
“The most difficult is the pressure is really on when you don’t win,” he said.
“When you win you have pressure, okay, but the real pressure in our job is when you don’t win and you have absolutely to win.
“If tomorrow you are a manager and I give you a choice to sit on the bench of Crystal Palace or of City, what would you say? Yes, it is a pressure but it is a nice one.”
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