Wenger include this £120,000-a-week star man in Sanchez January deal

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The Metro reports that Wenger will take advantage of City’s interest in Alexis Sanchez to sign their skipper Vincent Kompany in the January transfer window.

Man City’s interest in Alexis Sanchez is no longer news, with the Manchester club coming very close to signing him on transfer deadline day.

They are set to make a move for the Chilean ace again in January, and Wenger wants to make sure he gets the best he can out of the deal.

Arsenal has been plagued with defensive instability this season, and while Wenger initially ruled out any possibilities of selling Alexis Sanchez before his contract runs out, his stance seems to have softened and he will now be willing to cash out on his star man in January if Kompany is added to the deal, to shore up his defense.

Arsene Wenger famously requested Raheem Sterling in any deal for Alexis Sanchez during the summer, but with a number of injuries in his defense this season, the priority has shifted.

Per Mertesacker is set to retire at the end of the season, and a replacement is needed. The sight of a Man City legend marshalling Arsenal’s defense will ease the hurt among their fans after losing Alexis to their divisional rivals.

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