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Alexis Sanchez Contract Rumours, Riyad Mahrez Latest

Alexis Sanchez Contract Rumours, Riyad Mahrez Latest

Alexis Sanchez is injured and out of Arsenal's opening Premier League game against Leicester and is a doubt for their trop to Stoke a week later.

With Alexis Sanchez likely to leave either this or next summer, securing Ozil's signature would be a huge boost for Arsenal and their future plans.

Rumours suggested that Sanchez was resigned to staying at Arsenal and leaving on a free transfer once his contract is up, as reported by the Mirror, but with Manchester City and PSG still showing interest in the Chilean, the correct fee could see him depart earlier than anticipated. He had the scan two days ago. He is now appealing against a two-month prison sentence for assaulting a police officer past year and, because of that conviction, was banned from entering the United Kingdom for PSG's Champions League fixture against Arsenal last season.

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

"But I think Ozil will get better and will take on centre stage for Arsenal this season".

"He is focused. When you have treatment on the medical bench it's not easy".

Wenger said Sanchez would be missed but admitted he would not have started the game against Leicester even if he was deemed fit to play.

Welcome boost from China to global pressure on North Korea
China reiterated its support for the UN Security Council's sanctions on North Korea, saying it would adhere to them very strictly. Alongside its ritual ballistic missile tests, North Korea has conducted nuclear tests on five occasions, two of which in 2016.

Asked if any bids had been lodged, he said: 'I can't tell you that at the moment.

'He was busy completing the transfer of Neymar.

They defeated Chelsea again when the teams renewed acquaintances at Wembley in last Sunday's Community Shield, winning a penalty shootout 4-1 after a 1-1 draw.

Wenger added he had a lot of players whose fitness he wasn't sure about going into the match.

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.

Wenger said: "I personally am convinced that will happen soon", with reference to Corinne Diacre, who manages second-tier French team Clermont Foot.


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