SANCHEZ BACKS

Arse­nal star hits out at ‘Wenger Out’ pro­test­ers

New Straits Times - - Sport -

LON­DON sea­son, cul­mi­nat­ing in a par­tial boy­cott of Arse­nal’s last home game, in which they beat Sun­der­land 2-0 in a sta­dium that was less than full.

But Sanchez said the protests were ‘very bad’ and heaped praise on his boss.

“For me, it (fan demon­stra­tions) is very bad,” said the Chilean. “He is the man­ager who gave a sta­dium to the club, won cups, and he has been 21 years in the job.

“He is the cre­ator of the sta­dium, the play­ers and style of the club.”

Sanchez has been Arse­nal’s

“This is nor­mal. I think in ev­ery team they al­ways buy more play­ers. Barca, Real Madrid, Bay­ern, they al­ways buy more play­ers and I think we can have the op­tion to buy more play­ers to be stronger ev­ery day.”

Mean­while, Yaya Toure wants a con­tract res­o­lu­tion next week as Manch­ester City stars wait to hear their fate.

Most of those with deals run­ning out at the end of June have been kept guess­ing over their fu­tures by Pep Guardi­ola, and Toure hopes to have an an­swer over the next seven days.

City sources sug­gest there is a ‘strong chance’ the Ivo­rian will be of­fered an ex­ten­sion to his sev­enyear stay and hope Toure will still be there next sea­son.

His fel­low mid­fielder Fer­nand­inho said: “I hope he stays — he’s a top player. We want him in the side as he makes our life much eas­ier.

“When he gets the ball, you don’t know what he is ca­pa­ble of do­ing. He’s shown his qual­ity over the years he’s been here. He’s still a key player for us.” Agen­cies

Alexis Sanchez (right) says Gun­ners boss Arsene Wenger is ‘the cre­ator’ of ev­ery­thing at the club.

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