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No clubs have approached us over Alexis Sánchez, says Wenger

Alexis Sánchez' deal with Arsenal ends in six months and the Chilean forward has no intention to extend his contract. He has been linked with Manchester City.

No clubs have approached us over Alexis Sánchez, says Wenger
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Alexis Sánchez is facing into the final six months of his deal with Arsenal. His future looks far away from The Emirates as the Chilean forward is bot close to agreeing to an extension to his current Arsenal deal. In addition, multiple reports in the British media are linking him with a January transfer move to Premier League leaders Manchester City.

However, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger said that no clubs have approached the London club to sign the attacker: “We have not been approached by anyone. Other than that I stand by what I have said before,” Wenger said when quizzed about Sanchez leaving.

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Wilshere's Arsenal future depends on financial terms, says Wenger

Wenger also said that he is keen to hold talks with Jack Wilshere over a new contract but said the midfielder's future at the club could hinge on the financial terms of the deal.

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Wilshere, who is out of contract at the end of the season, has impressed Wenger with his performances over the last couple of months after breaking into the first team following a season-long loan spell at Bournemouth. When asked about the 25-year-old England international's future, Wenger said: 'We will sit down with him. I believe if he can meet a point of agreement financially, he will want to stay.'

Monreal out for Crystal Palace game

Arsenal, sixth in the league, face a must-win encounter at Crystal Palace on Thursday after their rivals Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea registered convincing victories on Boxing Day. Wenger said defender Nacho Monreal will join midfielder Aaron Ramsey and striker Olivier Giroud on the sidelines for the trip to Selhurst Park.

Monreal hobbled off during the 3-3 draw against Liverpool last week, with the manager hopeful that the Spanish defender will return next month. Giroud was also ruled out at least until mid-January after suffering a hamstring injury during their League Cup quarter-final win over West Ham United earlier this month.


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