Pep Guardiola has cooled speculation Manchester City will move for Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez in January.
Manchester City tried to sign Alexis Sanchez in the summer and it has been reported they will make another move in the next window when he has just six months left on his deal.
“He’s an Arsenal player. His manager had to speak to him,” said Guardiola, whose City side host Arsenal on Super Sunday. “You know the situation – before the transfer window was open, and now it is closed.”
“He’s an Arsenal player and is so important for them, for his talent that he has, you have to try and control him.”
“The transfer window is closed, it’s not time to talk about it.
“I have respect for Arsenal and my own players. It’s not time – you know my opinion on the players I have,
“Alexis you know my opinion – but he’s an Arsenal player – so it’s not time (to talk) especially when we play them.”