Arsenal boss Wenger attempts to convince star to stay via text

Jay Anderson
July 15, 2017

The 23-year-old has just one year remaining on his current contract and has not yet committed to a new deal due to concerns over his role in the team.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has admitted that he remains positive that star man Alexis Sanchez will stay at the club this summer after holding text conversations about his future with the Chilean global.

Further, the Frenchman now reports that he has had "positive" conversations with his star man via text messaging.

On suggestions of an agreement with Sanchez, Wenger said: "No, a lot that comes out [about] Sanchez does not look completely right!"

But Sanchez will return to training at the end of the month.

"I have spoken through text and it was very positive".

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As reported by the Sun, Sanchez, who has attracted interest from the Gunners' Premier League rivals Man City, is now on holiday due to Chile's participation in the Confederations Cup, whilst his Arsenal teammates are on a pre-season tour of Australia.

"You can't tell them they are not having a holiday and must come back and continue, it's impossible".

Wenger, who has already seen his side bring in Lyon forward Alexandre Lacazette in a record move this summer, also believes the Gunners will be able to hold on to midfielder Jack Wilshere, who spent last season on loan and have been linked with moves away from the club this summer. Sometimes I have left them out but it also depends on what shape they come back in.

Wilshere will be welcomed back into the fold provided he is ready to fight for his place in the starting XI.

However, Wenger seemed to squash those rumours, saying: "I think Jack will be with Arsenal next season, yes".

"You can not tell them that they are not having a holiday and must come back and continue, it's impossible", Wenger added.

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