Sanchez dropped after training ground incident

However, recent reports revealed that Sanchez stormed off the pitch during a training session and also had an altercation with a few teammates following that.

The Chile global was surprisingly on the bench for last night's 3-1 defeat to Liverpool. "The decision will depend completely on Arsenal football club". For Wenger to rest Sanchez for a match that was without a doubt more important than the Champions League one was absurd.

Beyond his tactical explanation, the manager was enigmatic about the decision saying he would explain it another time, but it now seems to make Sanchez's future even clearer.

Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright says he would "probably want to leave" the club if he was in current forward Alexis Sanchez's position.

Liverpool and Arsenal faced each other in the Premier League at the weekend.

'I explained after the game at Liverpool I chose to go for a more direct option.

"I am strong enough and lucid enough to analyse".

Wenger denied those charges and maintained that a £180,000 per week contract is on the table for Sanchez.

"If I can't get in Arsenal's team when they're coming to places like Anfield when you need to win to try and stay in the top four and there's unrest around him anyway, why do I want to stay?" A decision like that is not easy to make but you always have to stand up, ? he said.

Arsenal lost to Liverpool 3-1 Saturday at Anfield, the first time it has been defeated by Liverpool twice in a season in 17 years. Sanchez was actually pivotal to the Welbeck goal - laying the ball into the left-hand channel for the Englishman to clip the ball over Simon Mignolet.

Roberto Firmino opened the scoring on nine minutes after the visitors' defence was caught cold and Sadio Mane doubled his side's lead before the break as Firmino turned provider.

"We can not ignore the things that happen around us but I am 100% optimistic again when I think about the Arsenal game - but I can not say I am in exactly the same mood as the start of the season (when they beat the Gunners 4-3 on the opening day)".

Klopp was fulsome in his praise for Sanchez. Wright said on BT Sport.

We took a look at how Liverpool fans reacted to Can's display on social media.

Leaving your best player on the bench in a crucial game like this rarely ever pays off. Goodness knows what point Wenger was trying to prove by dropping him to the bench, but it certainly didn't work.

"We have to focus on our next game, we have a game in hand and things can change quickly", he said. Nathaniel Clyne and James Milner should also start.

  • Julie Sanders