Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says reports that Alexis Sanchez was involved in a training ground bust-up last week are ‘completely false’.
Widespread stories have claimed the Chilean had a confrontation with his team-mates in the build-up to the weekend’s match with Liverpool after leaving a session early. It was also claimed that Sanchez’s relationship with Wenger had soured.
When the story was put to Wenger in the build-up to his side’s game with Bayern Munich the Arsenal manager said there was zero truth to it.
‘I am not aware. Nothing happened,’ he said. When pushed, he added: ‘Nothing at all.’
Wenger went on to repeat that the decision to name Sanchez among his substitutes for the 3-1 defeat to Liverpool was only tactical.
‘I explained after the game at Liverpool I decided to go for a more direct option. That was the unique reason for my decision. For the rest his attitude – he is a committed player, sometimes he has excessive behaviour.’
Wenger is preparing his side to play Bayern.
The pair were seen shaking hands at a training session on Monday as they prepare for the second leg of their Champions League game with Bayern Munich. They trail 5-1 from the first leg.