Arsene Wenger lavishes praise on Alexis Sanchez

Arsene Wenger lavishes praise on Alexis Sanchez

Arsene Wenger lavishes praise on Alexis Sanchez

"Of course, we would be happy to keep them, but I think it is important not to talk about the contracts", he told the Evening Standard.

However, Wenger also admitted that he has several other injury concerns ahead of this weekend's clash against Watford.

'He didn't play in their first game and we lost him in the second - we have to cope with that now'.

'Koscielny has a definite final test tomorrow but at the moment he is not available. Elsewhere in defence, the return of Laurent Koscielny is set to bolster a struggling Arsenal back-line.

Shkodran Mustafi was injured while on worldwide duty with Germany. "It gives the team security knowing we have players like them, knowing they can make the difference". "He was at Hull where he had a very good start as well and overall I think he has done very well". "I will decide that tomorrow".

There is uncertainty over Alexis, given that he didn't return until last night, and because of any possible psychological ramifications over Chile's failure to qualify for the World Cup.

Wenger also addressed the possibility of Arsenal's December 23 fixture against Liverpool being moved to Christmas Eve for TV purposes, saying that a late kickoff would be unacceptable on that date.

"Personally I would prefer to be at my home on Christmas night and celebrate Christmas, but I still feel that could happen if we played early on the day".

"I would have loved to be able to continue to play, but we can not do anything about that", the Frenchman lamented a 2-0 home win over Brighton & Hove Albion on Oct 1 before the break.

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 14: Hector Bellerin of Arsenal celebrates his side's victory following the UEFA Europa League group H match between Arsenal FC and 1.

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