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Arsenal at fault for Alexis Sanchez missing drug test, explains Wenger

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Arsene Wenger says Arsenal must take the blame for an administrative error which saw Alexis Sanchez miss a drugs test before completing his move to Manchester United.

Alexis, 29, moved to United this week in a huge swap deal which saw Henrikh Mkhitaryan move in the opposite direction.

However, widespread reports on Thursday claimed Alexis had already travelled to Manchester to seal his switch to United when he was due to take a drugs test.

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Speaking to the press this morning, Wenger said: “On the administration side, it was ours.

“On the day, he had not moved so maybe it was down to us.”

He added: “On Monday there was a lot going on. It was a special day for Alexis as you have to do paperwork and travel.

“Negotiations were going on and it’s a special event for him to miss a drug test. Overall he’s been tested so many times here.

“I’m quite relaxed because we have nothing to hide here and we always try to do our best to cooperate with doping control. I’ve pushed for football to do more for doping. This was a special day.

“The most important is that the intention is right. The intention of Alexis was not to hide, neither was ours. We have nothing to hide.”

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