Arsene Wenger has stated that Alexis Sanchez wasn’t close to moving to Manchester City
“It was not very close.
“It’s very difficult for me to speak about that because what I want now is the player to focus on his career, on his season and on Arsenal football club.
“I cannot tell you everything that happened because after when you decide to let a player of that calibre go you need to replace him, because nobody would understand why you let the player go.
“And when you cannot do it you keep the player and make a financial sacrifice, because at the end of the day what you want is to have a team with a good potential and top quality.”
Jonny Evans has spoken out after he was linked with a deadline day move to Manchester City and Arsenal
“I’m a West Brom player and I’m the captain.
“I spoke about that in my programme notes last week and I’ll be looking forward to going back and seeing the lads.
“I don’t really know much of what went on because I’ve been away on international duty.
“You try to focus on that when you’re in a hotel but when I get back I’m sure I will have a chat with the chairman and the manager.
“Before I left we’d said, ‘If something happens or it doesn’t we’ll just get on with it’.”
Robert Pires believes Wenger needs to change his ways
“He needs to inject some youth into his staff, it’s important.
“He loves his job. No-one can teach him anything, and I won’t.
“But football has changed, the footballers have changed, their behaviour isn’t the same, and football is getting faster and faster.”