Gallas: Arsenal can win the Premier League next season if this happens

In the end, the club alone will make the call on who guides them into the 2017-18 campaign, but the faith-or lack thereof-from the supporters will undoubtedly need to play a factor in their final decision.

"Of course [transfer targets will ask if I will be at the club], but we are always honest".

The Frenchman felt his side hit a new low in the 3-1 loss at West Brom before the worldwide break, with the London club have produced a meek display at The Hawthorns.

Wenger added of Sanchez: "I think he's happy here".

Wenger revealed after the 3-1 loss at West Brom before the worldwide break that he had made up his mind whether he will stay or go - but has still to reveal his decision.

However, as reported by The Sun, perhaps the most damaging result has come via a poll conducted by the Arsenal Supporters' Trust, with 78 percent voting in favour of the veteran tactician calling it a day at the end of the season. To be professional is to perform on the football pitch and not look for excuses that are not really problems off the pitch. "It is true that we were in positions before where, financially, we had to sell our best players".

Following the match Sanchez expressed his desire to stay in London and play for a team that has a winning mentality.

"I interpret that in a very positive way - there is only one team in London, so he's happy", Wenger said with a smile.

Although seemingly, and suddenly, fit again, Sanchez could still start Sunday's game against Manchester City on the bench.

Wenger went on to insist the uncertainty over his future was not destabilizing the club, as he insisted mistakes on the field were not related to his own contract talks with Arsenal. "It's hard to say but I agree that something was missing there".

"Sanchez has one-and-a-half years left on his contract".

Iwobi, however, remains optimistic the key duo will extend their contracts with the club.

Despite the setback and furious fan protests - and even fighting between those wanting him to stay and those demanding he goes - it had been widely assumed the 67-year-old would sign a new deal. The situation is not sorted out and I believe it's important we focus on what is essential.

"When you lose a lot of games it is a risky moment".

"He said he wants to win the championship, that's what everyone wants". "I am just in a place that I don't want to be. I think, if I created something, it is stability".

  • Julie Sanders