Alexis Sanchez in line to start Arsenal's Carabao Cup clash at Chelsea amid doubts over his Arsenal future
Sanchez is a target for Manchester City who have made an enquiry and want to sign him
Alexis Sanchez is set to start Arsenal's Carabao Cup tie at Chelsea - despite doubts over his Arsenal future.
Chile forward Sanchez trained on Tuesday and is in the 18 man squad for Stamford Bridge as Arsene Wenger goes near full strength.
Sanchez is a target for Manchester City who have made an enquiry and want to sign him in January but that has not put off Wenger from picking him.City are set to make a £20m bid for Sanchez and test Arsenal who want around £30m.
However, Wenger does not want to entertain any bids before a game and is making that clear by putting Sanchez in the squad.
Sanchez is keen to move to City and has just six months left on his current deal but is ready to quit on a free this summer.
Wenger said: “What is the most important is to be professional, to perform no matter what the environment is.
“That’s why I believe that it does not have a big influence on your performance nor the performance of the team. It’s part of our job to deal with that.
“When solicitations happen, you respond to it. At the moment, it’s very quiet. I have nothing to add to what I said before on that (whether he will be sold).”
But the one big absentee is likely to be Mesut Ozil - who struggled with a knee problem last week - as he did not train and looks set to miss out.http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/alexis-sanchez-line-start-arsenals-11825166