Arsene Wenger has refused to explain why he named Alexis Sanchez among the Arsenal substitutes for the Carabao Cup clash with Chelsea.
Despite not playing at Nottingham Forest on Sunday, the Chilean was named among the substitutes at Stamford Bridge as speculations continue to increase on his exit.
Manchester City remain confident of completing a deal for Sanchez this month, despite him being out of contract in the summer.
“You cannot explain every single decision, that is the decision of the day,” Wenger told Sky Sports shortly before kickoff.
“He’s completely focused, has given a lot recently and is ready to come on and play his part in the game.”