Arsene Wenger says he has no problems with Alexis Sanchez’s attitude and commitment and expects him to find his form soon.
The Chile international is not in top form this season, netting only once and providing just two assists.
He has a contract that expires at the end of the season and has been linked with Manchester City. Wenger has now backed Sanchez to improve ahead of Sunday’s clash against City.
“I think he’s coming back stronger physically,” the Frenchman told UK newspapers.
“He runs after goals at the moment so he’s a bit frustrated when he doesn’t score, like all the goalscorers. I’m not worried about it, he works hard and that will come back quickly
“You can never try too hard. At the moment he’s marked well, they double up on him, but he still creates many dangerous situation.
“He needs to not worry too much. I know when you say that to the strikers they still worry but on a longer period he has always scored goals. That will come back.”
“I am not concerned. I am not suspicious of the performances or the desire to win of a football player,” he said.
“When you are a player you have a social contract with the rest of the team and I never question that. Once you don’t respect that, it’s difficult to say that you play football.”