Arsene Wenger says there is no decision on whether Alexis Sanchez will stay beyond the January transfer window.
The forward is out of contract at the end of the season and the latest reports suggest Manchester United have joined neighbours City in the race to sign him.
The Gunners boss maintains that it would be “normal” for Sanchez to stay until his contract expires in June, he admitted that “nothing is decided one way or another”.
Speaking in Friday’s press conference Wenger said: “Nothing is concrete.”
“It’s not that I don’t want to inform you. I don’t want to give you wrong information. At the moment, nothing is decided one way or another.
“A bidding war is always beneficial to the club who can take advantage of it but we are not in that.
“I maintain what I said. many times, that normally he should stay here until the end of the season, but we will see.”
Sanchez came close to a move to Man City last summer and is rumoured to be keen on a reunion with his former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola.
The 29 year-old, who has netted seven league goals this term has emerged as a surprise target of Jose Mourinho’s side.
United are have offered £25m for the Chilean, while reports claim that City will not budge over £20m.