They have been missing since the first day of Arsenal’s preseason, after their participation in the FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia. Their vacation is almost over though, and this weekend they are joining up with their Arsenal teammates.
Alexis and Mustafi, their first training session will be on Sunday, the day we play against Sevilla. They are practising on the day
Arsene Wenger told reporters about the Chile and Germany internationals. As for when Alexis Sanchez and Shkodran Mustafi will be ready to play, the Arsenal manager looked very cautious.
First of all you make a really good check-up of where they are, how much they have worked during their break. After, once you know where you stand, they need an adjusted program and to see how quickly you can fit them in again
the Frenchman said, obviously willing to wait as long as needed to see the two players in action.
Of course it depends as well on what is the need in the squad. All of these things together make your decision. Do you put them on the bench when they are not ready? It is easier to put a striker on the bench than a defender, sometimes. Because in a short period they can make an impact. We’ll see
Wenger added. Arsenal’s first major match of the season is on August 6, facing Chelsea in the Community Shield.