The Frenchman believes that the winger will make a decision on his future soon, amid links with both Manchester City and Manchester United
Arsene Wenger has confirmed that he expects Alexis Sanchez’s future to be resolved within the next 48 hours.
Speaking after Arsenal lost 2-1 at Bournemouth, Wenger also claimed that a replacement would be signed if Alexis joined either Manchester City or Manchester United within the next two days, but was non-commital on links with Bordeaux star Malcom.
“It will be decided in the next 48 hours. It was difficult for him because he was on standby a little bit,” he said.
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“If Sanchez goes we need to replace him. When you looked at today we missed many players and you see that they have a big weight in the team.
“Will he go or not? I don’t know. At the moment it’s the transfer window and in this period we try to use the players who are focused on the club.”
Asked about Malcom, he added: “There’s nothing concrete there. It’s better that I don’t come out on any specific name.”