Wenger Wants The Ox To Stay And Become An Arsenal Great

Harry Winks of Tottenham Hotspur can be a fixture in their midfield for many years

Sanchez, 28, picked up an abdominal injury in training ahead of last Sunday's FA Community Shield victory against Chelsea at Wembley and the Chilean forward will now miss Friday's PL opener against Leicester City (Watch live, 2:45 p.m. ET on NBCSN and online via NBCSports.com) and is unlikely to make their trip to Stoke in Week 2 too.

Arsenal have offered Alexis Sanchez a new contract worth £300,000 per week.

Has Sanchez played his final game for Arsenal with Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City still reportedly interested in signing him?

"He had a scan two days ago and is out for a while".

It's little wonder some of Europe's elite might look to poach the Chile worldwide after Arsenal finished fifth in the Premier League last season.

"I think if you read the French papers, they are on Kylian Mbappe's case to finish their transfer market".

Keeping Sanchez will be a huge boost for Arsenal and will also help restore Wenger's credibility even if he and the club are prepared to write off what would be a big fee for the player.

"Alexis Sanchez is always a loss for us, of course".

'But I don't think I would have included him on Friday night.

Wenger added: "I'm convinced in 10 or 15 years it will not necessarily be a football specialist who is a manager of a club".

"I think he had in his career some bad moments because he had some small injuries".

'It's a long time I didn't speak to Nasser because [he's] certainly very busy to complete the transfer of Neymar'.

Wenger led Arsenal to Community Shield success against Chelsea on Sunday, but a return to Premier League action sees the Frenchman limited by familiar fitness concerns.

'I can take a gamble on one, maybe maximum two, but I focus more on the players who had the right number of competitive minutes in recent weeks'.

The Gunners could be without Aaron Ramsey, Mesut Ozil and captain Per Mertesacker against Leicester, with the defence set to be a makeshit affair as Laurent Koscielny is suspended. He's not going to come back and hurt you.

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