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Published: Mon, December 19, 2016
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Barcelona Legend Hails Arsenal Star As One Of The World's Greatest Players


Wenger went on to concede that Guardiola's Barcelona side was the best he has ever come up against in his time as a manager. But he plays more between the lines, closer to the goal.

"I think he has strong beliefs and that for me is the most important thing for a manager".

"He played really good in Barcelona but normally when you play with [Lionel] Messi all the players beside him are not at his level", Guardiola explains. "I want to win the Premier League and the Champions League".

Gary Neville says Arsenal should allow Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez to leave if they don't accept contract extensions and feels the club have had far better players over the years. In Barcelona maybe I didn't help him too much because he played wide. "But Alexis has played in Chile and in Italy with Udinese and played really well in Barcelona". The former Barcelona star's contract runs until 2018 and Sanchez's economic demands are making it hard for the Premier League giants to find an agreement to extend the player's stay at the club.

"He played there, so he is a player that can play in several positions: left, right, central".

The duo are about to enter the last 18 months of their current deals but are yet to agree new contracts which has led to huge speculation over their futures.

'He is a class player, a fighter with character and spirit, and he is a victor.

If the 28-year-old finds the net against City today, he will equal last season's total of 13 Premier League goals before Christmas.

"I know it's competitive and we're surrounded by top-class managers but I want to win", Wenger says ahead of the crucial league tie.

Arsenal face Manchester City on Sunday, and Sanchez will be looking to exploit a Pep Guardiola team who have looked suspect at the back this season.

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