Arsene Wenger backs Alexis Sanchez to win Arsenal’s fans back

Arsene Wenger has backed Alexis Sanchez to win back Arsenal’s fans after he was booed by some at the Emirates on Saturday.

Sanchez was heavily linked with a move away from the club during the summer window, although a transfer to Premier League rivals Manchester City failed to materialise on deadline day.

The Chile international was booed by some fans after being brought on as a late substitute during Arsenal’s 3-0 win over Bournemouth on Saturday.

However, Wenger believes it won’t be long before Sanchez silences his critics at the Emirates.

“Alexis Sanchez will win the fans back, and win them back very quickly,” said Wenger. “We have to accept those responses from people.

“I don’t know why [there were jeers]. The best way to get people on your side is to perform.

“I had a chat with him after the game and he didn’t look unhappy. Maybe it’s because he wanted to score. The interpretation of the attitudes is always very dangerous.”