Arsene Wenger has hit out at Alexis Sanchez over his move to Manchester United, hinting that it is purely money-motivated.
The 29-year-old is expected to be officially unveiled as a United player on Monday, bringing an end to a long-running transfer saga.
Sanchez will reportedly sign a £400,000-a-week contract, including a £15m signing-on fee on his four-and-a-half year deal, which will make him the highest paid player in the Premier League.
“I cannot understand anybody wanting to leave Arsenal. But in 30 years of doing transfers you learn a lot about human beings,” Wenger said.
“As a professional, it was perhaps his last contract at the top level and an important contract. After that, I accept that because we accepted that we would let him go. After that, we analyse the pros and the cons.
“We did what we tried to do and went as far as we could. Even Manchester City moved out of it in the end. That tells you we had no chance to give him a contract.”