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No change to Alexis Sanchez situation says Arsene Wenger

13 August, 2017, 12:29 | Author: Joan Malone
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Sanchez sustained the injury during a training session ahead of the Community Shield and Wenger admits he is unsure just how long the 28-year-old will be out.

Sanchez has been instrumental to Arsenal's fortunes ever since he joined them from Barcelona back in the summer of 2014.

'Some players rush into deals because they think they have to go to avoid getting found out.

"But we have all the other players prepared in pre-season and they are all ready".

The leader of "Arsenal" Alexis Sanchez could become the highest paid player in the English Premier League.

Arsene Wenger expects the injured Alexis Sanchez to miss Arsenal's opening two Premier League fixtures.

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The Arsenal boss has been willing to take the risk of Sanchez running down his current contract and leaving the Emirates on a free transfer next summer.

Elsewhere, Wenger has ruled out a move for Leicester wide man Mahrez after insisting the Gunners were "never close" in their pursuit of the player, per Jon Paul of the Leicester Mercury: "We were never close".

Sanchez's Arsenal future has been subject of intense speculation throughout the off-season with Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain both backing out after being linked with a move for the attacker, but Manchester City remain interested.

"Maybe I made a mistake", Wenger said after Arsenal beat Chelsea on penalties in last weekend's Community Shield.

Gary Neville added: "I spoke to Danny Simpson and he said decisions like that always happens here. We are not open to any offers, anyway". If they succeed in bringing him in, Wenger will have a squad depth and quality that could compete for the Premier League title this year.

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