Arsenal break £300000-a-week barrier to keep Alexis Sanchez

Arsenal break £300000-a-week barrier to keep Alexis Sanchez

Arsenal break £300000-a-week barrier to keep Alexis Sanchez

The latest round of rumours have linked Sanchez, who has less than 12 months to run on his current contract at Arsenal, with an £80million move to Paris Saint-Germain.

"In the short term he will remain an Arsenal player", Wenger told SFR Sport. "(PSG) are looking for (Kylian) Mbappe, that's what I read in the papers.

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

However, Arsene Wenger has been adamant that Sanchez is not going anywhere and it is likely that the new contract can see him continue at the Emirates for more than one more season. He has a little abdominal strain that he caught on Sunday morning in training, before he came to Wembley. "I must say I opened the door for him at some stage because I know that it's important for him to play, but I don't want him to go and in the end he made a decision to stay".

Wenger said the Chile global would miss Arsenal's home fixture against Leicester City tomorrow as well as the trip to Stoke City on August 19.

However most Arsenal fans aren't buying the all-too convenient news.

"It's a long time I didn't speak 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".

With Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey also serious doubts for the season opener against the Foxes, Arsenal will have to rely on the likes of Alexandre Lacazette, Danny Welbeck and Alex Iwobi to lead their attack.

"Alexis will not be available". "I will focus more on the players who had the right number of competitive minutes in recent weeks".

Wenger added. "I think we have a good level of physical preparation".

Arsenal, however, did end last season on a high by beating Chelsea to win the FA Cup.

"You've got the season ahead to look forward to and everyone's raring to go", said captain Wes Morgan.

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