Ian Wright slams Arsenal board over Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez contracts

Both Pep Guardiola and director of football Txiki Begiristain met with chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak when the latter flew in at the weekend, sitting ahead of the 4-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur to talk about the next 18 months of planning.

But plans to sign a new left-back have been abandoned thanks to the excellent transition of Fabian Delph in recent months.

Though Arsenal have not yet given up hope of keeping him at the Emirates as they try to tempt him with an improved offer of £275,000-a-week.

That could change in January if other clubs move for the Chilean - but City remain relaxed and confident he wants to join them.

And he added that while selling Sanchez on the cheap is bad business, it may not be bad for the team.

Guardiola is now wary of disrupting the dynamic of his squad by introducing a player who would expect to play the vast majority of games.

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Van Dijk is the top target, and it is understood Southampton might be willing to do business, with the City hierarchy highly mindful of the problems that arose with Liverpool's very public interest with the Dutch centre-half in the summer.

The former Barcelona boss also has concerns over his options in the defensive midfield position, with City stalwart Yaya Toure leaving at the end of the season.

City have been linked with the likes of Fabinho, William Carvalho and Steven Nzonzi in the past - but are happy to bide their time.

City had a bid worth up to £60million for Sanchez accepted on deadline day in August but a deal could not be finalised as Arsenal were unable to secure a replacement.

City are no longer thought to be interested in signing another left-back.

Guardiola was convinced right from the start he could convert the midfielder into a full-back - and got the chance when Benjamin Mendy suffered a cruciate injury.

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