Wenger says Arsenal to blame for Sanchez missing doping test

ABS-CBN Sports on Jan 26, 2018 07:05 PM
Wenger says Arsenal to blame for Sanchez missing doping test
Arsenal's French manager Arsene Wenger, celebrates at the end of the English League Cup semifinal second leg soccer match between Chelsea and Arsenal at the Emirates stadium in London, Wednesday, Jan.24, 2018. Arsenal won 2-1 and will play the final of the tournament. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
LONDON (AP) — Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says his club is to blame for Alexis Sanchez missing a doping test on the day the forward completed his move to Manchester United.

Wenger was reacting to reports that Sanchez has fallen foul of the English Football Association's whereabouts rule by allegedly not being present for a routine doping test on Monday. On that day, Sanchez was in the northwest of England, tying up his transfer to United as part of a swap deal for Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Wenger says "on the administration side, it would still be our responsibility. On the day, he had not moved."

Wenger says "the intention of Alexis was not to hide," adding: "It's a special event for him to miss a drugs test because he was certainly busy somewhere else ... it's just a bad day for him to be tested."

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