Arséne Wenger praises the passion of Arsenal’s ‘jaded’ Alexis Sánchez

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Arséne Wenger has admitted that Alexis Sánchez is “mentally and physically jaded” but insisted that he was pleased to see the Chilean visibly distressed after Arsenal’s 3-3 draw at Bournemouth because it shows a winning mentality.

Sánchez proved instrumental as Arsenal scored three late goals to come back from 3-0 down to claim an improbable point, yet at the final whistle the 28-year-old took off his gloves and hurled them to the ground in frustration in front of the travelling Arsenal support before marching off the field without shaking hands either with the Bournemouth players or the officials. Earlier in the match he had also engaged in an argument with his team-mate Aaron Ramsey.

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