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Arsene Wenger has warned players like Alexis Sanchez of the perils of moving to China Getty
Arsene Wenger has ruled out the possibility of signing West Ham’s unhappy midfielder Dimitri Payet as he already has enough creative midfielders on his hands at Arsenal, and also warned the likes of Alexis Sanchez against the perils of accepting a lucrative move to China.
While Sanchez is currently negotiating a contract extension with Arsenal – where progress has proven slow – Payet has taken the alternative path to try and force a transfer away from West Ham, and found himself banished from the first team as a result.
After telling manager Slaven Bilic that he no longer wished to play for the Hammers, Payet was dropped from training with the first team squad, and was pictured on Wednesday going through drills on his own under the watch of one of Bilic’s coaching staff.
Marseille have already seen two bids rejected for Payet, though the French club are expected tomake a third offer this week in an attempt to re-sign the midfielder they sold to West Ham in 2015, but there have also been suggestions that Payet could be on his way to Premier league rivals Arsenal.
However, Wenger was quick to reject the reports, and reaffirmed his claim that there will not be any new signings at Arsenal this month, with the club planning on doing their transfer business in the summer when they have more options available.