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Jurgen Klopp mocks Arsenal for selling Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United

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After weeks of waiting, it looks like Alexis Sanchez's move to Manchester United will finally be confirmed this week. 

The Chilean will leave Arsenal after three and a half years with the club, but his move has been a long time coming. 

Sanchez has been desperate to leave north London since the beginning of this season, but after failing to secure a move away last summer, he was still featuring regularly for Arsene Wenger's side until January. 

But in a swap deal that will see United outcast Henrikh Mkhitaryan arrive at the Emirates while Sanchez moves to Old Trafford, the 29-year-old will finally get his wish. 

Of course, losing their star player will inevitably impact Arsenal. Mkhitaryan is a good replacement but he didn't show any signs of being a real match winner in his first season in English football. 

After an impressive 4-1 win against Crystal Palace on Saturday, Gunners fans have been brushing off the idea that they needed Sanchez, but his absence will surely be felt as the season goes on.  

Arsenal may find it even tougher to challenge for the Europa League and the Carabao Cup, the only two competitions they have a chance of winning this year.    

Manager Wenger has probably already begun planning for life after Sanchez after admitting yesterday that his transfer was almost done. 

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And if losing his best player to a direct Premier League rival midway through the season wasn't bad enough, the Frenchman has also been mocked by Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp.

Speaking to the press, the German said that no Liverpool player would ever leave in January for another English club, suggesting that his players are far too committed to the team. 

"No Liverpool player of this squad would leave – and not just because we say it but because of their commitment to the club," he said, per Goal

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"No-one would leave to any other Premier League club during the season.

"I'm not just confident of that – I know it. It is just impossible. No player who is here will say, 'OK, come on, in the middle of the season I go there or there.' I really cannot see that situation."

Ouch. Not only has Wenger lost his star man, but the commitment of all of his players has been called out by Klopp. 

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And it's pretty rich coming from a manager who couldn't stop his best player - Philippe Coutinho, from moving to Barcelona for £142 million earlier this month. 

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