The Manager and coach of Arsenal, Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Alexis Sanchez will be available for the club’s Premier League fixture against Liverpool on Sunday.
The Chile international attacker has not been available for the Gunners yet this season, with speculation continuing to circulate over his future.
Alexis has yet to sign a fresh deal with the Emirates Stadium club, meaning that he could depart on a free transfer next summer. The 28-year-old continues to be linked with a transfer to Manchester City before the close of the transfer window of August 31, yet it seems that he will feature for the London side this weekend. Arsene Wenger says:
“He is ready to play,” Wenger confirmed at his pre-match press conference.
“I will have to make that decision. Overall he looks in a good shape.
“He has always been focused on his job. He loves to play football and I don’t think he’s too much disturbed by all the noises. Players at that level are used to it now. Some deal with it better than others but I don’t think he’s too much bothered by that.”
The former Monaco boss also appeared optimistic over the prospect of an extension being agreed with the South American.
“The fact that he goes into the last year of his contract doesn’t mean we can’t extend it,” he said.
Wenger has numerous headaches with regards renewals, with Mesut Ozil, Alex Oxlaid-Chamberlain and Jack Wilshere all out of contract at the end of the season, too.