Date: 30th October 2017 at 9:40am
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Manager Arsene Wenger has said that he has no concerns over picking an improving Alexis Sanchez against Manchester City next weekend as he believes the talented attacker will show that he’s returned stronger from his recent fitness issues.

With Sanchez back in the team and featuring against Swansea City last weekend, Wenger said he continued to have no questions about his professionalism and he felt that we’d soon see him back to his full best.

Speaking to Sky Sports following the victory at the weekend, Wenger said he felt Sanchez was showing improvement in his form now and that meant he had no fears about selecting him for the crunch tie coming up.

‘I have no concerns because I’m not suspicious about performances or the desire to win of a football player. When you are a football player you have a social contract with the rest of the team and I never question that. Once you don’t respect that, it is difficult to say that you play football.’

Clearly for Wenger, Alexis is showing enough to know that he can’t question him on that score.

‘I think he is coming back stronger physically. He runs after goals at the moment so he is a bit frustrated when he doesn’t score like all the goalscorers. I’m not worried about it, he works hard and it will come back. You never try too hard. I think at the moment he is marked well but he still creates many dangerous situations and he just has to not worry too much. You say that to all the strikers and they still worry but over longer periods he has always scored goals so that will come back.’

With victory at the weekend seeing us sit a point behind third placed Tottenham, Wenger went on to say.

‘The most difficult is the pressure is really on when you don’t win. When you win you have pressure, okay, but the real pressure in our job is when you don’t win and you have absolutely to win. If tomorrow you are a manager and I give you a choice to sit on the bench of Crystal Palace or of City, what would you say? Yes, it is a pressure but it is a nice one.’

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