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Arsene Wenger: My take on Sanchez’s reaction

Arsenal cruised to a 4-0 win over Swansea City on Saturday afternoon, in what was a crucial three points for the Gunners. One moment, however, grabbed the attention of the fans more so than the actual result. 

After a goal from Giroud and two own goals, Alexis Sanchez scored the fourth to kill the game off. Following his goal, Sanchez was substituted by Arsene Wenger, something that many would seem a logical move. 

Sanchez, however, did not take kindly to being subbed off and subsequently sat away from the bench and stormed down the tunnel after the final whistle. Arsene Wenger was asked about the reaction following the game, and it his typically diplomatic style, played it down. 

“You have a player, 25 years of age, a regular in the national team and you have an opportunity to bring him on – that is something that is vital.”

“All players are frustrated when they come off – some show it, some don’t. I just made the decision I feel is right. He’s a good guy, he wants to do well for the team. There is no problem.”

“Some south Americans are different to Europeans. You have to respect that.”

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