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Alexis Sanchez is the David Beckham of Chile, says Arsene Wenger

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Harry Redknapp and Arsene Wenger both have managed Paul Merson

The former midfielder has even described the recent Arsenal side as an Under-12's team, and it looks like the Frenchman has had enough, I'm sure this won't be the last time we hear about the rift between Wenger and Merson.

As things stand, they will be able to leave the Emirates Stadium for free, meaning January will be Arsenal's last opportunity to cash in on their two most high-profile players.

The Chilean started in the Gunners' 4-0 humbling at the hands of Liverpool in August where he cut a visibly disappointed figure amid reports of him trying to find his way out of the club before the summer transfer window closed.

Wenger will also decide late on whether or not to field Alexis Sanchez, who will in midweek global action too, while Shkodran Mustafi has already been ruled out, and question marks remain over the fitness of Saed Kolasniac and Laurent Koscielny.

"That's my understanding, yes", said Wenger.

Ozil could feature at Watford, having returned to training following a knee injury. We lost Mustafi for about four to six weeks and I don't think he'll be available before the next worldwide break. In Chile it's Sanchez.

"I will have to speak to him", Wenger said.

Key duo, Shkodran Mustafi and Sead Kolasinac picked up knocks whilst away in the last week, with Mustafi picking up what seemed a serious muscular injury during Germany's game against Azerbaijan.

"I must say he got some special treatment - it was a very physical game and mentally I will have to assess the situation". He didn't play in the first game, and we lost him in the second game against Azerbaijan at home. The centre-back will have a late fitness test this week to see whether he will be okay for the trip to Watford, which Wenger will be praying for some positive news on.

I haven't seen everybody, because some players are coming back today and some are in tomorrow, like Alexis.

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