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Arsenal reject claims Sanchez has handed in a transfer request

Date Posted,August 28, 2017

Arsenal have rejected claims that Alexis Sanchez has handed in a transfer request.

The Chilean winger has been linked with some of Europe’s top clubs this summer but the Gunners are yet to receive a serious bid for his services.

Sanchez started for the first time this season on Sunday in Arsenal’s abject display at Liverpool which saw them thrashed 4-0.

The forward showed his clear disappointment on the pitch and when he was replaced just after the hour mark with the game well and truly gone.

Alexis Sanchez leaves the pitch after his first start of the season ended in disaster (Image: Getty Images Europe)

He also posted a cryptic message on Instagram with just an image of himself on his haunches.

This was followed by reports on Monday that he had handed in a transfer request.

But the club deny this has happened and continue to insist Sanchez will see out his contract, which expires at the end of the season.

Sanchez during the defeat (Image: Getty Images Europe)

The club maintain Sanchez is not for sale, but that tune would change should Manchester City – the most likely suitor – make a bid too good to refuse.

Arsene Wenger, meanwhile left his post-match press conference after just two minutes following Arsenal’s thrashing.

Goals from Robert Firmino, Sadio Mane, Mo Salah and Daniel Sturridge made it an afternoon to forget at Anfield for the Frenchman, who then had to fulfil his media obligations.

Sanchez cuts a lonely figure as Arsenal are thrashed by Liverpool (Image: Action Images via Reuters)

But Wenger would only last two minutes and 34 seconds before Arsenal press officer Mark Gonnella ushered the Gunners boss away.

In that time Wenger did manage to let his feelings on the Anfield thrashing known.

“From the first to the last minute we weren’t technically or physically at the level to compete,” he admitted.

“Overall, the performance was not at the requested level.”

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