Finally we have the truth about why Alexis Sanchez was benched in the game v Liverpool. Arsenal boss, Arsene Wenger has shut down the rumor that Sanchez got into physical altercation with his teammates, Wenger said this was a rumor but he did not disclose what happened.
The truth is, during practice, Sanchez was tackled by a teammate and Sanchez felt like it was a violent act and he left the pitch, leaving Arsene Wenger and the rest of his teammate on the training pitch. This is the fact about what actually happened. Here is what Pires said “ “There was no fight or brawl as was written. I was there. I was at the training session and in the dressing room afterwards. Yes, there was an argument on the pitch, a bad tackle on Alexis Sanchez. He decided to leave the pitch, something that he shouldn’t have done “After that, certain players, among them Laurent Koscielny because he’s the captain, went to talk. But it was a verbal exchange, there were only words. They didn’t come to blows, because they are adults. They’re professionals and in the same boat.
“Unfortunately, Arsene Wenger took a decision to punish Sanchez for his behavior by leaving him on the bench against Liverpool. Unfortunately, it didn’t go well. The fans need to understand that if there was that, it’s because something happened. Not something serious, but it was a punishment, quite simply.”