Arsene Wenger: I could sell Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez in January

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Arsenal's players understand that Alexis Sanchez will finally be allowed to move to Manchester City in the January transfer window, according to reports.

Manchester City and PSG are among the clubs rumoured to be interested in the Chilean and Wenger may look to recoup some of the money he paid for him three years ago.

Alves, who faced off against Sanchez in Brazil's 3-0 win against Chile in the early hours of Wednesday morning, hopes to see his former Barcelona teammate join him at the Parc des Princes at the end of the campaign when his Arsenal deal expires.

"I don't think he will be available before the next worldwide break". The Germany worldwide has attracted enquiries from Inter Milan and Besiktas, but interest has cooled in recent months.

"That is my understanding", Wenger said.

And when it was suggested that Arsenal might cut their losses on the pair in January, the manager added: "Once you are in our kind of situation, we have envisaged every solution yes. It is possible [they could go in January]".

"Sanchez has been trying to leave for the past year or so, was unable to get his move on deadline day and now Chile have not qualified for the World Cup".

Arsenal fans already upset at Sanchez failing to commit himself to the club are now even more frustrated following Chile's World Cup exit.

The Germany worldwide is expected to be available against Watford on Saturday, however, although it's unlikely that Wenger will put him straight back into the starting line-up. "I believe that Jack is in the best form that I have seen him for a long time".

"If he keeps playing as he is he will go to the World Cup".

Wenger then praised Jack Wishere who is knocking on the first-team door after spending last season on loan at Bournemouth.