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Arsene Wenger wants Alexis Sanchez to stay longer at Arsenal

Ross Barkley GETTY Ross Barkley is awaiting his Chelsea debut but is back in full training with the squad
Montrelle Montesinos | 13 Enero, 2018, 07:21

This is a guy completely focused on playing football.

Arsenal legend Ian Wright disagrees, though, and has lashed out at Wenger for allowing the youngster to participate in the Carabao Cup semi-final against Chelsea on Wednesday.

The Arsenal board believe he possesses the "sufficient gravitas and experience to steer the club forward", having coached the likes of Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain.

Wenger maintains hope Sanchez will stay.

Jack Wilshere expects to make a swift return to the Arsenal team after banishing any concerns over his ankle worry.

"It is absolutely fantastic to have AFC Bournemouth involved, helping to raise the profile of the foodbank", said Ed Briggs, warehouse manager at Bournemouth Foodbank.

With Arsenal's Jack Wilshere suffering a further setback and had to be pulled off the pitch thanks to what looked like an ankle injury, Chelsea fans were hoping the same hadn't happened to Hazard.

'I think my start wasn't bad here, I am very pleased with it and my aim is always to help the team and I am happy that I am improving and scoring goals as well, ' he said.

Lampard Barkley
GETTY Frank Lampard and Ross Barkley played together for England

"Did you see how he came on today?"

Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte felt more added time should have been applied due to VAR.

Wenger was alongside his trusted lieutenant Jens Lehmann, and just behind Express Sport's Tony Banks, for the goalless draw.

"We shot 20 times". He missed the game at West Bromwich Albion on 31 December, returned to face Chelsea on 3 January, but has been out since then.

The Gunners are in the market to sign a centre-half given the north London side's well-documented struggles at the back this season.

Up against a back three of Rob Holding, Shkodran Mustafi and Calum Chambers - hardly impenetrable - Morata managed to carve out some half-chances for himself, but could never find that assertive conviction needed to score.

The Super Eagles forward was reported to have been partying the night before Arsenal's shocking FA Cup loss to Nottingham Forest on Sunday, where he gave an underwhelming performance.