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Alexis Sanchez helped by Article 44 UEFA rule to get deal done

Alexis Sanchez helped by Article 44 UEFA rule to get deal done

Manchester United are newly confident of beating Manchester City to the signing of Alexis Sanchez, as Arsene Wenger admitted that the Chilean is "on standby" for a move that could happen within the "next 48 hours", after dropping him for Arsenal's 2-1 defeat at Bournemouth on Sunday.

City are willing to pay Sanchez £285,000-a-week while United are happy to go over £300,000-a-week in order to usurp their Manchester rivals. So he's got more opportunities to win trophies there.

Meanwhile, Manchester City remained coy over his arrival, but the last minute entry from their neighbours Manchester United spoiled the party. I didn't want to travel with him and suddenly he goes somewhere.

"As a professional, you'd have to say that the balance of power is starting to come back to an even keel nearly and then going City's way".

The Arsenal boss said: "I had many conversations about him and we talked about the fact that people are always observing you with a microscope when you're on a short-term contract, but I've never questioned his professional attitude when he's on the Football pitch".

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The loss to Liverpool was something Guardiola took on the chin - easy to do when you're still a huge amount of points ahead in the Premier League, and the notion of a title race still being on the cards is certainly one that people would laugh at.

When asked if Sanchez had a preferred destination, the Arsenal manager said that he has no idea if the Chilean prefers a move to Man City or Man Utd.

Mourinho, who described Sanchez as a "phenomenal player", said: "I don't know if it's ethical or correct to be speaking about players of other clubs". The Mkhitaryan was wanted by Arsenal back in the summer of 2016, but Manchester United acted quick and the deal was concluded in no time.

"If Sanchez goes we need to replace him, we have to respond to it".


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