Arsenal are going to play their first two Premier League matches this season without one of their most important players, Arsene Wenger has revealed.
He’s out for a while. I don’t know if it’s two weeks, or one more week. But he will not be available against Leicester. I think he will not play at Stoke either
the manager of the Gunners said in a Press conference, talking about Alexis Sanchez. The Chile international suffered an abdominal strain in training on Sunday, before Arsenal’s Community Shield win over Chelsea.
Alexis Sanchez is always a loss for us, of course. But all the other players prepared in preseason and are ready
the Frenchman also said, adding that the Chilean striker wouldn’t be a starter against Leicester City even if he hadn’t suffered that setback on Sunday, as he only joined Arsenal’s training sessions a few days ago, after his lengthy vacation.
Asked about the… standard subject these days/weeks at Arsenal, Sanchez’s chances to stay, leave, sign a new contract, Wenger had nothing new to say.
When a player goes into the final year of their contract we will try to extend the contract because there is no reason we shouldn’t do it, but we are not there yet
the French manager said, having already ruled out the possibility to allow Sanchez to leave Arsenal this summer.