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ARSENE WENGER has hit back at talk over Alexis Sanchez’s Arsenal future, insisting it would be ‘suicide’ to do so.
Alexis Sanchez is into the final year of his contract, but has yet to agree an extension.
Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain are both interested in signing him, with the former prepared to offer him weekly wages close to £400,000.
The Gunners have already signed Alexandre Lacazette for a club-record fee of £52.5million, but keeping Sanchez for another year at least would no doubt be a big boost.
Sanchez returned to training for the Gunners today in an open session, and looked to be in good spirits, even appearing to kiss the club badge.
And Wenger has explained why he doesn’t want to be drawn into the debate over whether Sanchez stays or leaves.
“That is again something that I do not want to come back on,” he said.
“We know we have a duty to inform people, but to talk about some things is not information anymore – it is suicide.
“Every negotiation has to be a little bit secret.
“The transparency of society is very pushy but we have to resist a little bit, as much as we can.”
Sanchez finished as the Gunners’ top scorer last term, with 30 in all competitions.