Arsenal's Arsene Wenger 'not super optimistic' on Alexis Sanchez stay

Arsenal predicted line-up v Leicester

Arsenal predicted line-up v Leicester

Wenger has conceded that Sanchez is not willing to prolong his stay at the Emirates meaning he is on course to walk away for free in a year's' time when he will be 29.

"He had a scan two days ago and he's out for a while - we don't know if it is two weeks or one more week, but he will not be available", Wenger said at a news conference on Wednesday, ESPNFC reported.

This new "injury" has seen him watch Arsenal's opener from the stands and he is also forecast to miss Arsenal's next game at Stoke, which is also very unusual as we have previously seen Sanchez take to the field when practically wearing crutches as he hates missing any chance to play.

'But I don't think I would have included him on Friday night. "I don't think I would have started him", he said.

Interestingly enough, he went on to add that Arsenal was not able to extend his contract last season.

'There is no reason not to do it. "I think if you read the French papers, they are on Mbappe's case to finish their transfer market". I have had no contact at all with PSG.

Pushed on whether the club had received any offers for Sanchez, specifically from Paris Saint-Germain, Wenger said: 'No, I didn't speak to Nasser (Al-Khelaifi, PSG chairman). We are not open to any offers anyway'. 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).

Some may disagree with that sentiment and feel Arsenal could do with the addition of the 2015-16 PFA Players' Player of the Year, who has stood out as one of the Foxes' elite stars in recent years.

Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey, who missed the Community Shield on Sunday with injuries, both trained on Thursday but may not be ready to line up on Friday.

'I have players coming back who have not played, like Mustafi.

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