English Premiership

Wenger: Sanchez and Costa, two different situations

2017-08-16 19:50
Alexis Sanchez (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger insists Diego Costa's situation at Chelsea is not the same as Alexis Sanchez because the Gunners always wanted him to stay.

Both players missed their team's opening Premier League game of the season, but Costa doesn't appear to have a future at the Blues, while Wenger remains determined to hold on to Sanchez.

"Of course (Sanchez will stay)," he told beIN Sports. "(The Costa scenario) is a little bit of a different situation.

"We always wanted to keep Sanchez and we always hope - even now - that we can extend the contract of Sanchez, (Alex Oxlade) Chamberlain and (Mesut) Ozil, so it's difficult for me to analyse the Chelsea situation with Costa."

Wenger went on to explain that players should respect their contracts, adding: "It looks unusual to the media sometimes that clubs want contracts to be respected. For me, it looks logical. I am amazed that you are amazed. It looks normal.

"If I sign a contract, I respect it. Of course, if a club releases me, it is normal that I can go somewhere else, but I know that, when I sign for two years with Arsenal, Arsenal have that contract and I have to respect it."

Read more on:    soccer

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk


Who will claim the Premier League title at the end of the 2017/18 season?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2017/18 PSL season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.