Alexis Sanchez posts cryptic messages on Instagram

Alexis Sanchez posts cryptic messages on Instagram

Alexis Sanchez posts cryptic messages on Instagram

Manchester City are said to have come close to wrapping up a deal but Arsenal ran out of time in their pursuit of Monaco's Thomas Lemar and pulled the plug on the Chilean's move to the Etihad Stadium.

"He chose to stay at Monaco".

Sanchez, 28, was expected to make the move to City during the transfer window, but no deal was agreed despite a reported £60million bid.

Lemar scored twice for France against the Netherlands on Thursday and revealed after the game that he is "very happy" to remain at Ligue 1 champions Monaco.

Arsenal launched a final attempt to persuade the player to sign by making a £92million bid on transfer deadline day, but the potential move was abandoned with the clock against the Gunners, with Lemar in worldwide action for France that evening.

"We will come back for him", Wenger added.

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"Your interest is always to perform and he is 100 per cent committed, I have no doubt about that", Wenger told beIN SPORTS.

"He made a decision to stay at Monaco", he explained, with Lemar believed to have turned down a move to the Emirates Stadium.

"I know we live in an era of transparency but at some stage to respect everybody you have to not talk too much about that".

"It's very hard for me to speak about what happened because what I want the player to do now is focus on his career, on his season and on Arsenal Football Club".

"That means Alexis Sanchez will go in like Mesut Ozil, it's similar, you go into the final year of his contract, or you think that during the season you find a way to extend the contract, or at the end of the season the players go for free".

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