"He's being vague at the moment. That is why I made a decision to focus on the game".
Sanchez, who is in the final year of his contract, has been a long-term target for Manchester City and was expected to move to the Etihad Stadium in a £60 million ($82 million, 67 million euros) transfer on the final day of the last transfer window had Arsenal completed a deal for Monaco's Thomas Lemar.
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United have a lot of creative players in the final third, but none is as influential as Sanchez. So, they want a combination of the two, that big clubs can give them.
City remained favourites to sign the Chile global this month until Manchester United expressed their interest last week. The dream of an easier life in Manchester may prove too much of a distraction even if he does play.
It was a selection that displayed the alarming lack of quality available to Arsene Wenger - who was also missing Mesut Ozil through injury - meaning the Gunners' boss was forced to field an XI which from the outset looked as though it would struggle for goals - and indeed that was the case.
In a goalless first period, Ainsley Maitland-Niles came closest for Arsenal, as he rattled the bar.
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It says it will stick to the agreement as long as the other signatories respect it but will "shred" it if Washington pulls out . Meanwhile, the Iranians have dismissed United States pressure to renegotiate the deal.
The visitors squandered another chance in the 35th minute when Danny Welbeck broke through on goal only to fire straight Asmir Begovic. Iwobi slotted an excellent pass inside left-back Charlie Daniels, allowing Bellerin to advance on Begovic before beating the keeper with a powerful angled shot.
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Mourinho also took off the Armenian midfielder in their 2-0 win over Derby County in the FA Cup last week. The Armenia global has struggled to convince at Manchester United over the past 18 months or so.