Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes that Alexis Sanchez's contract issue could prove to be a positive for the club.
While the Chilean star has been the subject of constant transfer speculation throughout the summer, with his contract set to expire at the end of the season, he may well take the field for the Gunners Sunday against Liverpool.
And despite the rumours linking the winger with a move away, the manager believes that he still loves playing for Arsenal, and that both player and club can benefit from him playing well.
“Alexis wants to play," Wenger said. "Alexis works hard and he is focused to play.
“What is good is that our mutual interest is that he does well for us. On top of that I deeply feel he loves to be here and he loves the club.
“Yes, he arrives at the age of 28, 29 and he looks at the quality of his contract, but I believe he loves to be here.
“In a professional job, I always think that you have to make sure with your commitment that the guy who pays you gets what he is paying you for.
“Alexis is in that mode and I think he will be until the last day he is here. He will give his best."
Arsenal have started the season with a thrilling win over Leicester City followed by a dissapointing loss to Stoke City, and face a Liverpool side who have picked up four points from their first two matches of the season.