Photos: Arsenal's forgotten man trains with Sanchez, Ozil at London Colney

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The gamble that Wenger has taken in keeping Sanchez and potentially losing him for nothing is not lost on the manager, as he admitted to beIN sports the decision could cost Arsenal a huge transfer sum - the money he would have brought in and the fee for finding a replacement.

That was the end of the club's incoming deals and, even though they managed to hand on to talisman Alexis Sanchez, supporters were left unimpressed at Arsenal's business.

The City manager also adressed La Liga president Javier Tebas's comments about their recent spending, as Guardiola revealed that he and City chief executive officer Ferran Soriano, spoke to Tebas.

"We have today 107 players in England who go into the final year of their contract", he said.

Sanchez joined Arsenal from FC Barcelona in 2014 for £31.7m and has since, only lifted the FA Cup twice and the Community Shield once.

City made late attempts to sign the Chilean forward, with reports claiming the Gunners had already accepted a bid of 60 million for the player.

"It is not a way to work and it is uncomfortable".

Wenger believes that want-away players and fringe squad members will not be fully committed to their clubs as they try to negotiate their next transfers.

"My view is that it is too difficult to speak about that because Lemar is now in Monaco and of course Sanchez is here".

But this is not the first time the 28-year-old has been the subject of protest from fans in his homeland. There is a lot of room to improve. Manchester City have filed a complaint regarding the Chilean's move to the Etihad Stadium.

"Many things happen at the last second". "We will see in the future".

'Does he come in and act professionally at the training ground? I don't think so, I hope not.

"But this is a player who loves football".

"He should have said 'thanks very much I've done unbelievably for this football club' - and they would have put up a statue of him".

"I'm calm, all of us here are completely ready and we have a competitive mentality", he added.

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