Alexis Sanchez will miss Arsenal’s first two Premier League games of the season after picking up an abdominal strain in training, manager Arsene Wenger announced on Arsenal’s official website.
Sanchez, 28, picked up an abdominal injury in training ahead of Arsenal’s FA Community Shield victory against Chelsea at Wembley on 6th, August, 2017.
Wenger confirmed that the Chilean forward will now miss the Premier League opener against Leicester City on 11th, August and trip to Stoke City on 19th, August, 2017.
“He had a little abdominal strain that he caught on Sunday morning in training and he had a scan two days ago,” Wenger told a news conference. “He is out for a while, could be two weeks but he will not be available for Stoke.”
Sanchez, who was Arsenal’s top scorer in the league with 24 goals in the 2016/17 season and has been linked with a move to Paris St Germain with reports in the Independent claiming the French side is willing to bid £80m and offer him up to £400,000 a week.
The Gunners boss, Arsene Wenger ,however insisted that the club have received no offer from PSG for Sanchez, claiming that Les Parisiens are instead focused on landing Kylian Mbappe from AS Monaco.
When asked whether he has spoken to PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi,the French man answered “No, we have not. It’s a long time since I spoke to Nasser, because it’s certainly very busy to complete the transfer of Neymar and it’s a long time that I didn’t speak to him”.
The Chilean has 12 months remaining on his contract and Wenger is adamant that his star player will leave the Emirates Stadium.