Aug 27, 2017 at 4pm UK at ​Anfield
Attendance: 53,206
Liverpool
4-0
Arsenal
Firmino (17'), Mane (40'), Salah (57'), Sturridge (77')
Lovren (20'), Gomez (23')
FT(HT: 2-0)

Welbeck (22'), Xhaka (40'), Ozil (49'), Holding (73')

Arsene Wenger not ruling out new deal for forward Alexis Sanchez

Wenger not ruling out Alexis Sanchez deal
© SilverHub
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger suggests that Alexis Sanchez, who is due to return to action this weekend, could still commit his long-term future to the club.

Arsene Wenger has suggested that Alexis Sanchez could still be persuaded to sign a new contract at Arsenal, as he closes in on his return to first-team action.

The 28-year-old, now into the final year of his existing deal, has yet to feature for the Gunners this term due to an abdominal strain picked up on the eve of the campaign.

Wenger intended to have his star forward back in action for Sunday's trip to face Liverpool and, with three days to go until that big showdown, the Chilean appears to be winning his fitness battle.

"Sanchez has worked hard to be back and available again," Wenger told reporters. "Alexis works very hard, he's very focused and gives absolutely everything. He loves so much to play.

"He looks ready, he has not played for long time so will have to decide what I do with him. We have to make that decision. We play on Sunday and he looks in good shape."

Asked if Sanchez has been distracted by recent talk of a big-money switch to Manchester City, Wenger added: "I don't think he's too much disturbed by all the noise, players at that level are used to it now.

"He is very focused, very happy and the fact he goes into the last year of his contract doesn't mean we cant extend it. At the moment we haven't, we just want to focus as a team and not look too much at the contracts of everybody."

Sanchez, the scorer of 24 goals in the Premier League last season, has not played a competitive match since Chile's defeat to Germany in the Confederations Cup on July 2.

Lucas VAZQUEZ celebrates getting on the scoresheet during the La Liga game between Real Madrid and Villarreal on April 20, 2016
Read Next:
Arsenal, Liverpool consider Vazquez move?
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole



Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City1211104073334
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd128222762126
3Chelsea1281323101325
4Tottenham HotspurSpurs127232091123
5Liverpool126422417722
6Arsenal127142216622
7Burnley12642129322
8Watford125341921-218
9Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton124441313016
10Huddersfield TownHuddersfield12435817-915
11Newcastle UnitedNewcastle124261114-314
12Leicester CityLeicester123451618-213
13Bournemouth124171114-313
14Southampton12345914-513
15Stoke CityStoke123451524-913
16Everton123361224-1212
17West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom12246918-910
18West Ham UnitedWest Ham122371125-149
19Swansea CitySwansea12228715-88
20Crystal Palace12129624-185
LIVE SCORES VIDEPRINTER
expand