Wenger: Alexis wants to stay and we WILL find an agreement

Arsene Wenger has revealed that Alexis Sanchez has told him he wants to remain at Arsenal.

The Chilean been linked with a big-money departure as talks continue to stall over rewarding the forward with a new and improved contract.

Wenger has allayed any exit fears, however, suggested that the player has given his word that he will stay put at Emirates Stadium.

He told beIN SPORTS: “It always starts with money, it finishes with money and in-between the players want to stay or want to go.

“When the players want to stay it’s easier to find an agreement. We can certainly find an agreement. You cannot put the club in jeopardy as well for the players.

“I think no matter what happens we’ll try to keep them and we’ll go as high as we can and if we cannot go further, we cannot go further. That’s basically it. That’s the way you have to manage a football club.

“Alexis Sanchez is a committed player who wants to stay. I’m convinced we’ll find an agreement. It has to be in our potential.

“We are not scared to spend the money, and we are not scared to show the players we love them and we want them to earn big money but we have to have a line of conduct.

“What is absolutely fantastic for the players today is the club for me is about identity, about values and we have as well to work from that.”

More to follow…