The Arsenal manager is quite confident that the Chilean will be available for selection against Liverpool and still thinks that Arsenal can still reach an agreement with the Chilean.Source: thesun.co.uk
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Alexis Sanchez will be available for selection for the Liverpool fixture on Sunday.
The Chile international has not played for the Gunners yet this season due to an abdominal injury, with speculation circulating that he wants to leave the club.
Alexis has yet to sign a fresh deal with the Emirates Stadium club, meaning that he could depart on a free transfer next summer, and the 28-year-old continues to be linked with a transfer to Manchester City before the close of the transfer window of August 31.
But it seems he is set to stay at the Emirates Stadium as the north London outfit look to bounce back from their defeat against Stoke City with the trip to Anfield.
"He is ready to play," Wenger confirmed at his pre-match press conference. "I will have to make that decision. Overall he looks in a good shape.
"He has always been focused on his job. He loves to play football and I don’t think he’s too much disturbed by all the noises. Players at that level are used to it now. Some deal with it better than others but I don’t think he’s too much bothered by that."
The former Monaco boss also appeared optimistic over the prospect of an extension being agreed with the South American.
"The fact that he goes into the last year of his contract doesn’t mean we can’t extend it," he said.