Arsene Wenger on Alexis Sanchez

Alexis Sanchez starts showing his arsenal form at Manchester United, Arsene Wenger claims.

"It's the question he asked with his performances," Wenger continued bein Sports,

"I think he lost his trust.

"The strength of Alexis Sanchez is to take the initiative to dribble, to accept the people.

"This type of player is most vulnerable when they are out of confidence because their game is based on trust and can feel free to take the initiative.

"He has slowly lost despite the interruption of the season. Since the beginning of the season, he looks as if he has a high level of energy, which he has also lost.

"Surely he's refreshed now, because Mourinho locked him out for a while.

"He has a good chance to return to where he belongs as a top player."

injury problems

Arsenal host Sporting CP in the Emirates today, but Unai Emery faces a defensive crisis.

Laurent Koscielny and Konstantinos Mavropanos are both out, while Nacho Monreal is likely to be eliminated.

Sokratis Papastathopoulos could return for Arsenal, with the Greek international likely to be Rob Holding as defender.

Predicted Arsenal Team vs. Sporting CP: Cech; Lichtsteiner, Holding, Sokratis, Kolasinac; Xhaka, Guendouzi; Iwobi, Ramsey, Welbeck; Aubameyang

Nicolas Pepe indicates

The Lille striker, Nicolas Pepe, has shown that he was flattered to associate with a move to the Gunners.

Pepe is reportedly able to join Emery's side, but the winger costs Arsenal around £ 40m.

Pepe said: "A preference between Borussia Dortmund, Bayern [Munich] or arsenal? These are all big clubs.

"I was not aware of these rumors, though it's nice."


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