Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger: Sanchez ‘could leave today, tomorrow or not at all’

Arsenal's Jack Wilshere (left) holds off Bournemouth's Dsan Gosling during the Premier League match

Arsenal's Jack Wilshere (left) holds off Bournemouth's Dsan Gosling during the Premier League match at the Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth. - Credit: PA Wire/PA Images

Read Arsene Wenger’s reaction to the defeat at Bournemouth including his take on Alexis Sanchez leaving the club.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger takes his seat in the stands during the Premier League match at the Vi

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger takes his seat in the stands during the Premier League match at the Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth. - Credit: PA Wire/PA Images

Wenger on Sanchez leaving

It could happen today, tomorrow or not at all. I didn’t want to travel with him and then he goes somewhere.

At the moment we try to use players who are completely focused on the club.

It will be decided in the next 48 hours. It was difficult for him because he was on standby a little bit. Alexis would have played. He has always been committed until now


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If Sanchez goes, we need to replace him. When you look today we missed many players today. If he goes, we have to respond.

On the defeat

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I feel overall physically it was a tough game for us. We made surprising mistakes. It was a lack of the right decision-making. By being very harsh we haven’t created enough. We were lacklustre in the final third.

On team spirit

I’m not concerned about the spirit. I’m concerned when it matters we are not dangerous enough.

I cannot say the team did not play with a good spirit but at that level it is a combination of quality and attitude.

Wenger on if Ozil was left out because he is leaving

No, he is injured.

On bringing in Malcom as a replacement for Sanchez

There’s nothing concrete there. It’s better that I don’t come out on any specific name.

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