Sanchez to miss start of the season

Martin Keown

GETTYMartin Keown does not think Alexis Sanchez will stay at Arsenal long term

Last season was by far the most hard of Wenger's 21-year tenure as manager, with Arsenal's on-pitch travails exposing him to furious protests from sections of the club's support.

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The Gunners famously failed to qualify for the Champions League last season, for the first time in 20 years under Arsene Wenger, and performed miserably against Bayern Munich during their own Champions League campaign too.

The Chilean global suffered the injury in training on Sunday morning and will now miss our first two games against Leicester and Stoke while he could also be a doubt to face Liverpool at the end of the month.

With Sanchez having less than 12 months on his contract and no new deal signed, the skeptics out there (definitely not myself included...) could suggest that this injury is rather timely given that Sanchez may not return to action before the summer transfer window shuts on August 31.

"I can't tell you that at the moment", said the Arsenal manager.

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However, the American was overhauled by strong finishes from Harper-Nelson and Dutkiewicz (and eventually Harrison, who finished in fourth after a strong final two hurdles) though no one could get close to the Australian, who took the victory.

Sanchez is still in a contract stand-off with the Gunners amid reports he could be sold this summer, with PSG and Manchester City linked.

"He had the scan two days ago and is out for a while, maybe two weeks or one more week but he's not available".

"Personally, I think he is a hugely talented player, he's on the way up and he will continue to move up because the potential is there", he said.

"I think in the future you will see that more and more, players going to the end of their contracts", he declared.

Gary Neville added: "I spoke to Danny Simpson and he said decisions like that always happens here". I have players coming back who have not played [Mustafi].

Calum Chambers' header wasn't enough against Liverpool in last year's opener.

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