Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has finally admitted he made a £60m mistake not selling Alexis Sanchez last summer to Manchester City according to report.
Mirror Sport quoted the French man to say if he “had his time again” then he would have allowed Sanchez to join Manchester City after they made a mega bid on deadline day last August.
Wenger admitted that if he had known, he should have sold Sanchez because his contract was running down but he (Wenger) was determined to bring in a replacement before selling the Chilean and ran out of time to sign Monaco’s Thomas Lemar.
When the Chilean was not sold during the summer, Arsenal ended up doing a swap deal with Sanchez to Old Trafford with Henrikh Mkhitaryan moving the opposite way with both players valued at around £35m which represents a big drop in cash since the summer.
The source disclosed that Sanchez endured an unhappy four months at Arsenal after being made to stay at the Emirates and Wenger pointed to his drop in goals and assists compared to the previous season as to why the gamble to keep him backfired.