Sanchez not a mercenary for joining Manchester United - Wenger.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger doesn’t think Alexis Sanchez should be labelled a "mercenary" for deciding to join Manchester United rather than renewing his contract at the Emirates.

The Chile international completed his move to Old Trafford on Monday, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan moving to the Emirates in a swap deal.

"Of course the financial aspect is important but he could combine both [by joining United],' Wenger told the media on Tuesday ahead of his side's EFL Cup semi-final second leg at home to Chelsea.

"I think he's going to a great club and he gets a great contract, so you can understand that a professional player can combine both aspects

"I ask you what is the difference between a professional and a mercenary? I wouldn't say he is a mercenary.

"For me it is not a problem the money you pay. What is important is what you do once you have signed someone.

"If I sign for Arsenal tomorrow for one pound then my responsibility is exactly the same if I sign for £100million. I will give my best once I signed. I don't care what the others make."

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