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boss Arsene Wenger admitted that he is somewhat perplexed by the club
fans' fears over losing Alexis Sanchez in the next transfer window.
The Chilean forward has been linked with a host of clubs in recent
times, with a switch to Premier League and London rivals Chelsea
supposedly on the cards.
Speaking to the media prior to Arsenal's match against West Ham at
the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday, Wenger said he expects Sanchez to
honour his current contract with the Gunners, which concludes in 2018.
"He has one and a half years [left] on his contract. I don't sees what suddenly all that debate is about," Wenger said.
"We are professional football people, our job is to perform for as long as we are somewhere.
"When I sign a contract I commit until the last day of my contract. That's what it is to be professional.
"I do not understand the anxiety one-and-a-half years before the end
of a contract. It's absolutely denying what the professional guy is
After drawing 2-2 with Manchester City on Sunday, Arsenal find
themselves in sixth place in the Premier League table, seven points
behind the fourth-placed Citizens, albeit having played one match less.