No PSG contact over Sanchez, says Wenger

Alexis Sanchez

Arsene Wenger has admitted that Arsenal is "not super optimistic" that it will be able to keep hold of star striker Alexis Sanchez beyond this season, according to reports.

It's little wonder some of Europe's elite might look to poach the Chile worldwide after Arsenal finished fifth in the Premier League last season.

Wenger says that Sanchez will not feature in Arsenal's opening game of the season, against Leicester City on Friday night, and may miss the clash with Stoke City the following weekend.

With Arsenal failing to qualify for this season's UEFA Champions League, Sanchez, who was Arsenal's top scorer in the league with 24 goals last season, has been heavily linked with a move away from The Emirates although Wenger has repeatedly said this offseason that the Chile global is not for sale.

Despite these mixed signals, Wenger is adamant that there is no problem at all, and when asked if there was any update on Sanchez's situation, Wenger replied: "No". He has a little abdominal strain that he caught on Sunday morning in training, before he came to Wembley.

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'He had a scan two days ago and he's out for a while - I don't know; two weeks or one more week?

PSG and Manchester City have both been mooted as potential destinations for the Chilean, but Wenger says that the club have yet to receive a formal bid for the forward.

Here's the thing, Alexis Sanchez is the original front-man for Arsenal, and the club has no one else good enough on the team to replace him should he fail to perform. They are on (Kylian) Mbappe's case, that's what I read in the papers.

Arsenal have signed two players so far this summer as they prepare to try and challenge for the Premier League title this season. "I can take a gamble on one, maybe maximum two", Wenger said. 'I have sympathy for him. "I think he will not play at Stoke, yes", he added. "I believe he will be a very great player".

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