"I say (to fans) that I do 100 per cent what I feel is right".
Arsene Wenger says Arsenal have found it hard to identify quality players to add to their squad in the transfer market. And if they are wrong, they will have these players with high wages that can not get anywhere.
"He (Thierry) is one of them".
Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez, left, and Leicester City's Robert Huth battle for the ball during their English Premier League soccer match at the King Power Stadium, Leicester, England, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016.
"You should ask him that question, I can't answer for him". "I can not answer for him", said Wenger.
"He has similar qualities and he has a good timing to run behind the defenders", Wenger said of Sanchez as he compared the two players.
One player Wenger failed to lure to the Emirates Stadium was Leicester forward Jamie Vardy, who rejected the overtures to sign a fresh deal with the champions. Huge amounts can be spent on average players.
"On the whole transfer market there is very little happening because of the availability of players".
"When it's an English club, the price multiples the transfer by two or three, or maybe by 10", he added. "Because if for the same player an English club does not come in, he is worth £ 5m".
"You start the first period now of English clubs having to pay massive wages". Before you pay over the odds you have to be convinced that the player is good enough to strengthen your squad.
"We need to continue being very unsafe going forward and accept the way we play".
Sadly, football fans don't really look at the long-term these days and as we will see again this season, three defeats in a row puts managers under pressure.
"It is very hard".
"We spoke together last season and in pre-season and he told me he wanted to stay".
Although he is keen to avoid this issue as the market draws into its closing stages, Wenger stated that he is "ready to spend the money", but wants to be sure about his purchase. It is about the quality.
When asked if he would continue to field Sanchez in a central role, Wenger said: "I think yes". The main thing on building the club is based on the transfer policy. "We did not dominate the game as much as we would have liked in midfield and he suffered a little bit from that as well". "I have made 400 transfers in my life and I know every one has a rhythm that you are not the only one to decide on".
With centre-backs Gabriel and Per Mertesacker injured, Wenger decided against recalling defender Laurent Koscielny, as well as Olivier Giroud and Mesut Ozil, for Sunday's Premier League opener against Liverpool after they were all involved at Euro 2016.