Arsene Wenger says Alexis Sanchez to miss Arsenal opener against Leicester

Arsene Wenger says Alexis Sanchez to miss Arsenal opener against Leicester

Arsene Wenger says Alexis Sanchez to miss Arsenal opener against Leicester

He missed the Community Shield victory over Chelsea with flu and now Wenger has said he is out with an abdominal strain.

The Chile global has been ruled out of Friday's Premier League opener against Leicester and next weekend's trip to Stoke - a blow for Arsenal as they look to avoid last year's slow start to the campaign.

Arsenal are facing a mounting selection crisis ahead of Friday's Premier League opener against Leicester City with Arsene Wenger set to be without TEN first team players.

Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly prepared to spend more than £80m to bring Arsenal playmaker Alexis Sanchez to the French capital this summer. "I can take a gamble on one, maybe maximum two", Wenger said. "I think he will not play at Stoke, yes". "He is on the way up and he will continue to move up because that potential is there", Wenger said.

PSG still want another striker and, while they are also still pursuing Monaco's Kylian Mbappe, have not given up Sanchez.

"I think he had in his career some bad moments because he had some small injuries", the Frenchman added.

Asked if he expected Al Khelaifi to get in touch, Wenger replied: "No, no".

Arsene Wenger says he has convinced David Ospina to stay at the club this summer despite interest in him.

"We are trying to extend the contract of Alexis but we are not there yet".

"He had a little abdominal strain that he caught on Sunday morning in training, before he came to Wembley (for the FA Community Shield final on Sunday)", Wenger was quoted as saying by Arsenal's website on Tuesday. It can happen in pre-season and anyway, I don't think I would have included him on Friday night.

"Yesterday I had the managers' meeting and was talking with the other managers in the other clubs".

With Laurent Koscielny suspended, Gabriel still nursing a knee injury and Shkodran Mustafi not yet match fit following his late arrival to pre-season training it means Wenger has limited options at the back.

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