Friday, 24 March, 2017

Arsene Wenger dodges question about Alexis Sanchez's reaction to being dropped

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp GETTYJurgen Klopp's men will be desperate to bounce back against Arsenal
Jan Ortega | 05 March, 2017, 00:27

Though it seemed clear that Arsenal would have been a more fearsome opponent had their star striker been available Wenger insisted there was more to the defeat than simply the absence of Sanchez.

Managerial decisions are questioned by supporters and pundits all the time but the freakish choice by Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger to leave Alexis Sanchez out of the Gunners' starting line-up for a crucial Premier League clash against Liverpool will be lambasted and criticised for years to come.

"The thinking was that we had to go more direct and I wanted to play two players who were strong in the air because we made a decision to go more direct".

Such an abysmal record will not only make it hard to keep someone like Sanchez at the club, but puts a huge amount of pressure on Wenger to announce whether he will be signing a new two-year contract with the north London giants. The Chilean provided the assist for Danny Welbeck and came close to scoring the equaliser in injury time, though Joel Matip's block would start a move that culminated in Georginio Wijnaldum netting Liverpool's third. After that, to bring on Alexis in the second half.

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"Everybody will come to the same conclusion but I'm strong enough and lucid enough to analyze the impact", Wenger said.

For Wenger, leaving Sanchez on the bench only will fuel his vociferous critics, who want him to leave the club this summer when his contract expires, rather than continue in the job he has held since 1996. What was not good in the first half was our collective performance. I bought him, I always played him and he has developed well. "This decision was not easy to make, but I have to stand up for it". The problems caused by Jamie Vardy due to his tricky running behind the defence were surely another reason why Sanchez would have been the right man to start up front at Anfield.

"I don't think there's any need to go into any individual explanation".

"What was not good in the first half was our collective performance". That's, for me, a much more rational explanation than the rest. "I don't deny Alexis Sanchez is a great player. Everybody tells you that you need to buy strikers and when you have them everybody says: 'Why do you not keep them all on the pitch?' But it's impossible".

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