Alexis Sanchez future? Wenger denies Arsenal bust-up…

Mar 07, 2017, 00:32
Alexis Sanchez future? Wenger denies Arsenal bust-up…

Liverpool, who climb to third place, took nine minutes to score the opening goal in an effort to maintain their record of not having lost to a team now in the top half of the Premier League this season.

"We were unlucky with some decisions in the second half", Wenger said.

Fans were baffled when Sanchez - who has scored 20 goals this season - was named on the bench for Saturday's clash, with Olivier Giroud and Danny Welbeck preferred up front.

Even though it was a debatable decision, it was not the reason why Arsenal were humiliated.

With a view to the visit of Arsenal, Liverpools ability to turn up for the bigger games does not augur well, and after a string of disappointing results, the law of averages suggests Klopps side are due a win. And that's perfectly fine and reasonable, but then Alexis should have started instead of Alex Iwobi or Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain behind them, not on the bench. However, the midfield duo of Xhaka and Francis Coquelin were kept on their toes.

From what I made of it, Wenger dropped Sanchez for being upset and annoyed about constantly falling short in important games?

The Liverpool Echo reports that Klavan exchanged jerseys with a supporter from his native Estonia and while we don't know the details of the shirt which Klavan got out of the deal, it was a lovely touch from the defender.

"I don't think I need to go into every individual situation", Wenger said. "We live in a world of small margins and if you drop off a little, it looks like you don't want to fight". Arsenal invited danger in most parts of the game.

The Chilean superstar Alexis Sanchez joined the North London club in 2014 and has since proved his mettle with 62 goals to his name in 127 appearances - nearly scoring a goal in every other match. As soon as Wenger brought on the Chilean, he straightaway got into the act. Both teams charged forward in the second half with a barrage of chances only to goof it up in the final third.

Sanchez's introduction at halftime completely changed the game.

"It's not looking good for Arsenal and him".

The reports of splits in the camp come with Arsenal in trouble on the field.

Sanchez was furious for being substituted despite scoring the Gunners' fourth goal.

Arsenal last won the Premier League title back in the year 2003.

He added: "What I find hard for Arsene Wenger is he's not in a position of strength at the minute". In the second half, Liverpool looked like a side lacking confidence while defending.

Asked further if the reports of unrest were untrue, Wenger added: "Yes, completely false, but I understand you have to fill the newspapers and we have to respect that".

Wenger said Sanchez was left out because he wanted Arsenal to have a more physical and direct attacking style and it remains to be seen if there is anything more to the selection.