Arsene Wenger denies falling out with Alexis Sanchez


The Chile forward has cut an increasingly agitated figure over recent weeks as the club's hopes of success in the Premier League and Champions League have fizzled out.

The Gunners have exited Europe in the round of 16 for six years running, and pressure is mounting on Wenger with the side also failing to mount a Premier League title challenge in that time. And when Arsenal went into the dressing room at halftime lucky to only be behind by two goals.

Today, he reiterated that stance: "I explained after the game at Liverpool that I chose to go for a more direct option in the game".

Sanchez was dropped for the Gunners' 3-1 defeat at Liverpool on Saturday amid reports of a training ground bust-up.

Danny Welbeck and Olivier Giroud started ahead of the the Chilean, who emerged after the interval and provided the assist for Welbeck's goal in the 57th minute.

Arsene Wenger looked at his away trip to Liverpool, where there was a top four spot on the line. You would think that Leicester would have made the most money by winning the league, but Arsenal actually made more money by finishing second. That's what we did, " Wenger tried reason.

"We still have to make the right transfers, but we will have to make transfers of course", the Liverpool boss said. We advise that all users switch to using the new Disqus comment system as soon as possible to ensure a smooth transition. We had good situations on corners where we didn't do very well on the delivery. We played a wonderful first half.

"It's always debatable. In the second-half it was much easier".

"He gives you everything, he's their biggest player by a million miles, this is the biggest game they've had because they've got to get in the top four and Wenger puts him on the bench". Wenger said yesterday: "Yes (the media reports are) completely false, but I understand you have to fill newspapers". "Everybody will come to the same conclusion, but I'm strong enough and lucid enough to analyze the impact". I sympathise with him as a manager and a man, I have a good relationship with him.

He said: "In 17 years as a manager, I've seen the worst training weeks in my life and the best performance at the weekend - and the other way around, unfortunately".