Arsene Wenger believes Alexis Sanchez is fully focused at Arsenal and says he is still in the process of returning to full fitness.
“Alexis Sanchez has been out injured and I thought he was still a bit short on Sunday physically. I played him last night to give him competition,” he said.
“Look, there’s no disguised attitude on my side. I just try to get him back to full fitness and for me the Europa League and League Cup are important as well.
“I just try to give him competition and to get him back to his best. I gave him a long holiday this year – he had a real rest. He came back not really fit and then he got injured.
“Last night you could see he’s coming back sharp now. I left him on for 90 minutes because I wanted him to have a real go.”