Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is sure there will be no distractions for Alexis Sanchez as he prepares to face his transfer-window suitors Manchester City this weekend.
Chile forward Sanchez appeared destined to make the switch to the Etihad Stadium in the close-season, but a deal failed to materialize reportedly because Arsenal could not land Monaco’s Thomas Lemar as a replacement.
But Wenger says Sanchez’s mind will be fully on the task at hand when the Gunners travel north on Sunday.
“I don’t see why it will be different against Man City,” Wenger said.
Arsenal head to City nine points adrift of the unbeaten leaders, but having responded well to a costly loss at Watford with back-to-back league wins, and Wenger says his side will not “hide” against a free-scoring City team.