Wenger 'not super optimistic' on Sanchez

Sanchez applauds the Arsenal fans after Sunday's Community Shield win against Chelsea

Sanchez applauds the Arsenal fans after Sunday's Community Shield win against Chelsea

Arsene Wenger spent a club-record £52m fee on Alexandre Lacazette to sign the France global from Ligue 1 side Lyon. He had the scan two days ago.

"Even if Sanchez went, I still think they'll have a little bit of quality".

"Alexis Sanchez is always a loss for us, of course". It can happen in pre-season and anyway, I don't think I would have included him on Friday night.

"I'd love to keep him and add more to it", Wright told Sky Sports. "Of course when you have treatment on medical bench it's not easy".

However, Wenger said: "He's an Arsenal player in the short term". Now, will we manage to extend his contract? We are not there yet'.

Sanchez's Arsenal future has been subject of intense speculation throughout the off-season with Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain backing out of a chase for the Chilean, who reportedly still interests Manchester City.

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When asked if the club had any others for the Chilean, Wenger replied "I can not tell you that".

With Laurent Koscielny suspended, Gabriel still nursing a knee injury and Shkodran Mustafi not yet match fit following his late arrival to pre-season training it means Wenger has limited options at the back.

Sanchez, whose current deal expires in 2018, did not play in Arsenal's victory over Chelsea in the Community Shield on Sunday.

'Will they be available or not?

"Plenty of uncertainties about players who didn't play against Chelsea - Ramsey, Ozil, Mertesacker".

Wenger revealed a fresh blow after confirming that Alexis Sanchez has picked up an abdominal strain and the attacker is expected to be out for at least two weeks.

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