Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger insists the club will not be selling Alexis Sanchez, despite them not having a place in next season’s Champions League.
The Chile international was recently quoted as saying he wants to play in Europe’s top club competition in 2017/18, something the Gunners cannot provide in the final year of his contract.
“The decision has been made and we will stick to that,” Wenger declared. “The decision is not to sell.
“I don’t give too much importance to things that are translated, you know. The whole interview that I got didn’t really mean that.
“The main focus for us is to concentrate on the Premier League and the Premier League for me today is more important than the Champions League.
“We rested sometimes players in the group stages of the Champions League for the Premier League so that’s become the biggest importance for us.
“For the rest… we played 20 years in the Champions League, that’s 17 years before Sanchez arrived and three years with him so he can get us back in there.”