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Wenger's latest comments about Alexis

Before he left China on Saturday night, Arsene Wenger had one final media duty to fulfil - a chat with newspaper reporters.

Alexis was the main subject - as he has often been at press conferences on tour - and here’s what the boss said about the latest speculation.

on if he thinks Alexis is in Paris…
No, I don’t think so.

on the French media claiming Alexis has been in Paris…
I read L’Equipe in the last three or four days. It has moved from Sanchez to Neymar. Today they speak about Neymar, three days ago they speak about Alexis. They need as well, like you [reporters], subjects.

on PSG surely not being able to sign Neymar and Alexis…
No. They cannot get Sanchez so they go for Neymar.

on if he’s adamant that Alexis will be an Arsenal player on August 31 and if his mind could change…
No, my mind has been made up for a while now.

on if he needs to make that stance…
I think I made it clear a few times.

on whether Alexis has specifically asked to leave Arsenal…
No.

on the club being in a different situation to 2011 or 2012…
We are in a strong financial situation. So we want to keep our best players. You can see that there is a fight everywhere to get top players.

on whether he expects to move any players on - such as Kieran Gibbs…
There are talks, yes. There is contact but we are not close.