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Mauricio Isla reveals how Alexis Sanchez reacted to Man City move breaking down

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Alexis Sanchez was one of the names that dominated the headlines this summer as his contract standoff with Arsenal looked like it would have a messy end.

Arsene Wenger maintained all along that the Chilean superstar would remain at the club but hardly anyone believed him.

And yet, despite huge offers from Manchester City, Sanchez is still a Gunner.

The transfer deadline day nearly always falls during the international break and the former Barcelona man was away with Chile during this year's climax.

So how did he take it when his move to be reunited with Pep Guardiola at Manchester City fell through? Not well according to international teammate, Mauricio Isla.

"Alexis is at a top club like Arsenal but he was very happy to move on to another big club (Man City)," Isla told Chilean outlet SoyChile.

"After the news came and he was not able to sign the contract, Alexis felt sad and surely that affected him.

"The transfer was very important to him but it did not happen."

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However, now that he will remain in north London until January at the very least, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger insists Sanchez will focus on the task at hand.

"He will be back very quickly to his best," said the Frenchman.

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"The transfer market is over, there was a lot going on. It's very difficult to speak about because Lemar is now at Monaco and has to focus there, Sanchez is here and his focus is here," Wenger added.

"Many things happen in the last second which I regret. That's why I believe it's time we change the rules and close the transfer window before the league season starts."

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