Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has insisted that Alexis Sanchez’s move to Manchester United is all because of money according to report.
The Gunners boss claimed that the 29-year-old Sanchez went to Old Trafford for one last pay day at the end of his career and the fact even Manchester City could not afford him proves it.
Sanchez left Arsenal for a mouth-watering £400,000-a-week contract, £15m signing-on fee and his four-and-a-half year deal will make him the best paid player in the Premier League.
Wenger was quoted by Mirror Sport to say: “I cannot understand anybody wanting to leave Arsenal. But in 30 years of doing transfers you learn a lot about human beings.
“As a professional, it was perhaps his last contract at the top level and an important contract. After that, I accept that because we accepted that we would let him go. After that, we analyze the pros and the cons.
Mirror Sport further quoted the French man to say“We did what we tried to do and went as far as we could. Even Manchester City moved out of it in the end. That tells you we had no chance to give him a contract.”
Wenger’s words made it pretty clear what he thought of Sanchez’s departure but the Arsenal manager insists that they can come out stronger the other side.
Arsenal are set to complete a deal for Henrik Mkhitaryan to join from Manchester United with Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang set to follow.