Sanchez and Ozil futures don't depend on Champions League, says Wenger

"'I'm very proud of what they have done".

The race for the final two tickets to next season's Champions League will go to the wire after Arsenal retained its slim hopes of finishing in the Premier League's top four thanks to a late burst from Alexis Sanchez against Sunderland Tuesday.

"I think no one has scored more goals in the Premier League as he did at his age".

The Chile worldwide was quoted in the Daily Mirror after he was questioned over whether he agreed with growing Arsenal supporter unrest, over Wenger's position at the Emirates, as the latter continues to play cat and mouse over his decision to pen a two-year contract extension or not.

Sanchez has backed the Frenchman, to bring in new players in the summer and change the club's fortunes around next season.

Sanchez has scored 23 of Arsenal's 74 Premier League goals this season and provided 10 assists for his team-mates, and the Chile global feels his side are underachieving. We can get to 75 points, that would be four points more than last season.

Arsene Wenger's side need to win their last game of the season and hope Liverpool drop points against Middlesbrough. As I always say, it doesn't depend on me.

They will enter in the final qualifying round, with a two-legged tie set to determine whether they advance to the tournament proper.

Sanchez, who is the club's leading scorer with 23 goals and 10 assists this season, said that his team could perform better.

"You could not question my love or my loyalty to this club, because I said no to every club in the world to stay here with very restricted finances for years".

Laurent Koscielny is also linked with a switch to Marseille, but he is an integral part of our defence, and I can't see how we can progress without him.

They have just one game left to play in the league, and sit one point behind Liverpool in fifth, while London rivals Chelsea stand between them and major silverware at Wembley Stadium.

Sanchez is happy living in London, but the biggest issue will be his desire to win trophies and compete in the Champions League - although even beating newly-crowned champions Chelsea in next weekend's FA Cup final may not be enough for him.

  • Julie Sanders