Wenger Provides Update On Sanchez's Injury & Arsenal's Position On His Future

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

The aforementioned trio were pictured training with the rest of the first-team and are likely to be involved in the match day squad for the first league game of the season.

Despite Alexis' contract situation being a worry for a large section of Arsenal fans, manager Arsene Wenger has remained adamant all summer that his top scorer from last season won't be sold and even hinted he's willing to risk the forward leaving for free next summer.

Spaniard Iborra has been ruled out of the trip to the Emirates Stadium with a groin strain and joins centre-back Robert Huth and midfielder Danny Drinkwater on the sidelines. He had the scan two days ago.

And he remains one of Arsenal's most important players, capable of turning a game on its head with a single moment of inspiration.

According to reports, PSG have ended their interest in Arsenal star, Alexis Sanchez.

When asked if Arsenal have received any bids from PSG for the 28-year-old, Wenger replied: "I can not tell you that".

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Having played in the Confederations Cup up until the final on July 2, Sanchez was given an extended summer break which included missing Sunday's Community Shield penalty win over Chelsea.

"At some stage, the players came to see me and said, 'What's going on boss?'"

Alexandre Lacazette is in line to make his first Premier League start and all eyes will be on the Frenchman as he looks to justify the club-record fee Arsenal spent bringing him from Lyon.

"We have all the other players prepared in pre-season and they are all ready", said Wenger.

Arsene Wenger has taken the blame for Arsenal's fifth-placed finish last season, admitting that uncertainty in the dressing room contributed to the team's poor form. "For example Ramsey, Ozil, Mertesacker, and, of course, Koscielny is suspended. I believe he will be a very great player".

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