Arsene Wenger has given a fresh update on Alexis Sanchez’s future and says the Chile international has told him he wants to stay at the club beyond his current deal.
Sanchez is into the last 18 months of his current contract with no extension yet agreed which has created huge speculation over his future.
However, Wenger is confident he will stay and says the Gunners are not afraid to spend big to keep hold of their top stars.
“It always starts with money, it finishes with money and in-between the players want to stay or want to go,” he told BeIN Sports.
“When the players want to stay it’s easier to find an agreement. We can certainly find an agreement. You cannot put the club in jeopardy as well for the players.
“I think no matter what happens we’ll try to keep them and we’ll go as high as we can and if we cannot go further, we cannot go further. That’s basically it. That’s the way you have to manage a football club.
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“Alexis Sanchez is a committed player who wants to stay. I’m convinced we’ll find an agreement. It has to be in our potential.
“We are not scared to spend the money, and we are not scared to show the players we love them and we want them to earn big money but we have to have a line of conduct.
“What is absolutely fantastic for the players today is the club for me is about identity, about values and we have as well to work from that.”
Wenger’s words will no doubt delight fans who will be hoping the contract saga surrounding both Sanchez and Mesut Ozil can be put to bed as soon as possible.