Arsenal without Sanchez for season opener

Alexis Sanchez

ReutersAlexis Sanchez waves at the Arsenal supporters

But Sanchez made it clear he wants upwards of £300,000 before even considering agreeing fresh terms and it remains to be seen whether the new offer will be enough.

"He had the scan two days ago and is out for a while, maybe two weeks or one more week but he's not available".

Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Jack Wilshere are among the players whose contracts expire at the end of the season.

As it stands, if he refuses to sign the new deal which will be offered - he will be running out his contract, which would allow him to leave for free next summer. "But of course at the moment I have now 33 players and it is very hard to manage on a daily basis such a high number".

Reflecting on Friday's Premier League opener against the Foxes, Wenger said there were "plenty of uncertainties" surrounding his starting line-up after key players missed Sunday's Community Shield victory over Chelsea through injury.

Sanchez, who has also been linked with Manchester City, has not played for Arsenal in pre-season after being granted extra time off after playing at the Confederations Cup with Chile.

Arsenal is set to receive an £80 million (about $104 million) bid from Paris Saint-Germain for Alexis Sanchez, according to reports.

"I felt that to lose tonight would have been awful for us because we had such good preparation and to sit there in the morning and think we had lost at home would have been bad", he said.

Arsene Wenger has been the coach of Arsenal for about 21-years and just recently signed a 2-years contract extension at the beginning of the transfer window, after many had speculated his exit away from the club.

'If you look at the number of players that are out on loan, they can call a few back, ' he said.

Although PSG have been targeting Sanchez, it seemed extremely unlikely for him to join the French club after they secured the services of Neymar from Barcelona.

PSG, Bayern Munich and Manchester City have all been mentioned as potential suitors of Sanchez, who is in the final year of his deal at the Emirates Stadium.

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