Published: Sun, August 13, 2017
Economy | By Annette Adams

Alexis Sanchez's girlfriend Mayte Rodriguez on being bored v Leicester

Alexis Sanchez's girlfriend Mayte Rodriguez on being bored v Leicester

Arsenal have reportedly offered talisman Alexis Sanchez a club-record £300,000-per-week contract in a bid to ward off interest from Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain.

Alexis Sanchez is now in the last years of his contract and fan dissent will quickly return if results go awry.

Wenger said the forward had sustained an abdominal injury and was likely to miss both Friday's game against Leicester and the trip to Stoke City on August 19.

With Arsenal failing to qualify for this season's UEFA Champions League, Sanchez, who was Arsenal's top scorer in the league with 24 goals last season, has been heavily linked with a move away from The Emirates although Wenger has repeatedly said this offseason that the Chile worldwide is not for sale. They are on (Kylian) Mbappe's case, that's what I read in the papers.

"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.

Wenger said Sanchez would not have started against Leicester even if he wasn't injured. I don't know if it is two weeks or one more week, but he will not be available.

Here's the thing, Alexis Sanchez is the original front-man for Arsenal, and the club has no one else good enough on the team to replace him should he fail to perform. Let's not forget that Bayern Munich, Manchester City and Antonio Conte's Chelsea are all interested in him as his future remains a mystery (Arsenal are also trying to retain him). "We have all the other players prepared in preseason and they are all ready".

Wenger would rather add players than lose them at this time due to activities from rivals. I don't think I would have started him. "He is on the way up and he will continue to move up because that potential is there", Wenger said.

'I have plenty of uncertainties about the players who didn't play against Chelsea (in the Community Shield),' said Wenger.

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