Wenger explained why Alexis was a substitution

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger praised the players after Chelsea’s zero draw in the first League Cup semifinals. He also answered the most interesting question: why Alexis Sanchez stayed on the bench and appeared in the game only after the break.

“We played well and we showed a team spirit, our game was organized, but we did not have the creativity in the second half in the second half, Chelsea created a small position, I’m happy with the draw and in the second game we have to finish the race and qualify for the final” , said Wenger.

“As for Alexis, I knew that I could count on him in the last half hour, and I expected that we would have to defend ourselves before, and that his entry was supposed to help us in the end.” The fact that Sanchez was a reserve has nothing to do with a possible transfer, “the Frenchman was categorical.