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Arsene Wenger: Alexis Sanchez to miss Arsenal opener

14 August, 2017, 02:37 | Author: Joan Malone
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"We will let some players go".

"It's always possible when players are in final year of contract [to renew]", the Frenchman added.

However, PSG have also maintained contact with 18-year-old Mbappe despite the recent signing of Neymar, which Wenger believes will put an end to the reported interest in the Chilean forward.

"That's what I've read in the papers and on my side I've had no contact with Paris Saint-Germain".

The Gunners have spent much of the window so far fending off exit rumours surrounding the likes of Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud.

"I think we are not open to any offers anyway".

They defeated Chelsea again when the teams renewed acquaintances at Wembley in last Sunday's Community Shield, winning a penalty shootout 4-1 after a 1-1 draw.As well as the silverware, Arsenal's supporters have also had a major signing to celebrate after Wenger broke the club's transfer record to sign prolific French striker Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon.

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Mesut Ozil handed Arsenal an injury boost by returning to full training and saying he has recovered from an ankle problem ahead of Friday's Premier League opener against Leicester. Santi Cazorla, Gabriel Paulista and Jack Wilshere remain sidelined.

Arsenal's fifth-placed finish last season meant they missed out on the Champions League for the first time in 20 years and they will play in the less prestigious Europa League instead.

"He is normally a wing-back, full-back but he can as well play as a centre-back", Wenger said.

The two clubs get the new season under way at the Emirates on Friday and Shakespeare, beginning his first full campaign as manager, is under no illusions of the size of the task facing his team.

"He had the highest chance conversion rate in Europe's top five leagues last season and Arsenal create plenty of chances, so he should get plenty of opportunities".

"There will be some disappointments through the season, so it is important that we focus on keeping together through every single game".

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