Sanchez dropped after training ground incident

There are reports he had words with a number of players

Sanchez dropped after training ground incident

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger had previously stated that star player Alexis Sanchez was dropped due to tactical reasons for the game against Liverpool on Saturday.

However, a report in the Guardian suggests that Sanzhez stormed off from a training session and then became involved in a dressing room slagging match after.  

Arsenal went on to lose the match 3-1 and Wenger suggested afterwards that the decision to drop Sanchez was a tactical one. 

He said he preferred to use the height advantage of Olivier Giroud and Danny Welbeck to counter Liverpool's high press tactics.

It appears now that there might be a different reason for the Chilean's exclusion from the starting line-up.

Arsenal's only realistic hope of silverware this season is the FA Cup wheere they face Middlesbrough in the quarter-final. They have to overturn a 5-1 deficit against Bayern Munich in the Champions League if they are to progress in Europe.

They are 13 points behind Chelsea in the Premier League.

Sanchez is yet to sign a new deal at the club and may be maneuvering for a move away from the club in the summer.