Man City are expected to make a final £50m bid for Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez.
Arsenal manager has maintained he will not be selling his star Chilean forward this summer.
Yet with Sanchez out of contract next summer, Man City are looking to test Wenger’s determination to keep the player.
According to Metro, Man City manager Pep Guardiola remains hopeful of signing a player he knows from their time together at Barcelona.
Sanchez is believed to be keen on a move to Man City, and there are reports a final £50m bid will be submitted to Arsenal.
Wenger is aware that with just a week left of the transfer market, he is unlikely to have time to sign a suitable replacement.
Despite Man City’s strong interest, Wenger is likely to put Sanchez on the bench for this weekend’s trip to face Liverpool at Anfield.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Wenger said, “”Overall he (Sanchez) looks in good shape. He has always been focused on his job. I don’t think he’s too much disturbed by all the noise – players at that level are used to it. Some deal better with it than others.”
“He’s very focused, very happy. Doesn’t mean there’s no chance to extend his contract, though we haven’t managed to do it. We just want to focus as a team and not look too much at individual contracts.”