Wenger downplays ‘minor’ Sanchez tantrum

Alexis Sanchez was not happy to come off.

Arsenal trainer Arsene Wenger has downplayed a latest pretension from striker Alexis Sanchez, attributing a Chilean’s outburst during being replaced to informative differences.


Sanchez was working after Wenger motionless to take off Sanchez and Mesut Ozil with 11 mins left and a 3 points already secure in Saturday’s 4-0 win during Swansea.

The star striker immediately showed his exasperation with a preference as he trudged angrily off a representation and kicked his possess glove into a atmosphere as he walked to a dugout.

He afterwards sat down divided from his other teammates and pulled a coupler over his conduct instead of examination a final mins of a match.

It’s not a initial time Sanchez has been indignant during being substituted, and he was also mad during a final alarm of Arsenal’s 3-3 pull during Bournemouth in their prior Premier League game.

But Wenger discharged questions about a greeting of Sanchez, who has nonetheless to pointer a agreement prolongation with a bar notwithstanding ongoing talks.

“Looking during a diversion tonight, that is unequivocally minor, minor, minor,” Wenger said. “All players are undone when they come off — some uncover it, some don’t.

“I only done a preference we feel is right. He’s a good guy, he wants to do good for a team. There is no problem. Some South Americans are opposite to Europeans. You have to honour that.”

While Olivier Giroud had to come off with an ankle damage in a second half, Wenger pronounced a transformation of Sanchez was merely a prevision given his significance to a team.

The Chilean dull off a win with his 14th Premier League idea of a season, that puts him tied with Diego Costa atop a scoring chart.

Wenger brought Danny Welbeck on instead for a forward’s initial Premier League entrance of a deteriorate following a knee injury, and pronounced he was some-more focused on that.

“Honestly we didn’t even demeanour pat Sanchez]. we demeanour during a players entrance on,” he said. “Danny Welbeck has not played for dual years, that for me is most some-more critical than an particular response.

“You have a player, 25 years of age, a unchanging in a inhabitant group and we have an event to move him on — that is something that is vital.”

Wenger also pronounced a astringency of Giroud’s damage was still unclear, and a Frenchman, who non-stop a scoring for a Gunners with his fifth idea in as many games, is set to be assessed by a doctor.


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