In true Wenger style, the Arsenal boss has of course dug in and claimed that neither of his star players will be allowed to leave this winter - and the Gunners would rather see them go on a free come the summer than lose them now.
The 28-year-old has made just three substitute appearances in the Premier League this season, totalling 27 minutes of game-time.
Jack Wilshere is another player whose Arsenal contract expires at the end of the season and Wenger revealed he will begin talks with the 25-year-old midfielder later this month about the possibility of a new deal.
"I don't know where they will end up". That is something that has been created. [He stays] until the end of the season, for sure.
But when he was then asked about Alexis Sanchez, he wasn't quite so certain, and implied that he would wait and see if he was given any reasonable offers before deciding whether to sell or not. My wish and my desire is that everybody stays.
Arsenal welcomes relegation-threatened Newcastle to the Emirates on Saturday in Premier League action, with the Gunners aiming to find their scoring touch after failing to put one past West Ham midweek in a 0-0 draw. It's very hard for me to tell you as I will analyse every case individually.
The Sky Sports pundit said: "Personally, I want him to stay because his talent belongs at Arsenal". "At the moment I think everything goes for them inside the games, but maybe as well they have the quality to turn it in their favour".
Wenger, who revealed Welsh midfielder Aaron Ramsey will be out of action for three weeks with a hamstring injury and England worldwide Theo Walcott has a groin problem, admitted his side needed to turn their dominance of recent games into goals.