Arsene Wenger says Arsenal’s “animal” Alexis Sanchez will still be at the club next season.
“Alexis Sanchez was like the team,” Wenger said after taking Arsenal to a record 20th FA Cup final. “He had problems to start and became stronger and stronger.
“He is an animal, always ready to kill the opponent. He will never give up. He will be here next year because he has a contract and hopefully we will manage to extend.”
Sanchez scored a second FA Cup semi-final winner in three seasons on Sunday as his extra-time goal saw Arsenal past Manchester City.
The Chile star is approaching the final year of his contract and talks over an extension are on hold until the summer.