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Arsenal boss Wenger regrets not selling Alexis in summer; hints Man Utd paying him £600,000-a-week

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits some regret not selling Alexis Sanchez last summer.

Wenger insisted if he “had his time again" then he would have allowed Sanchez to join Manchester City after they made a mega bid on deadline day last August.

Gunners manager Wenger also claimed that Sanchez has joined Manchester United for a contract worth even MORE than £600,000-a-week.

When quizzed whether the deal was as much as the £600,000-a-week as had been reported, Wenger pointed to the ceiling as if to signify it was worth even more.

The Mirror says Wenger made the remarks during a Q&A session for the club's executive box holders and was careful not to use the word regret. But he suggested it was difficult to keep an unhappy player.

Wenger admitted that he should have sold Sanchez because his contract was running down but said he was determined to bring in a replacement and ran out of time to sign Monaco's Thomas Lemar.

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