Arsene Wenger admits Arsenal were at fault for Alexis Sanchez reportedly missing a drugs test as he completed his move to Manchester United.

The Arsenal manager confirmed the club had not been contacted by the UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) association over the missed test.

Wenger said: “It is just a bad day for him to be tested.

“Honestly on the admin side, it would still be our responsibility because on the day he had not moved so maybe it will be down to us, our responsibility, I don’t know what happened but usually we try our best to get players available.”

Wenger went on to insist Sanchez’s absence from his test was down to special circumstances – the player’s transfer from Arsenal to United.

“I’m quite relaxed because we have nothing to hide here and we always try to do our best to cooperate with doping control,” he said. “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.”