Arsene Wenger facing major selection issues ahead of Leicester clash

Champions League absence may help Arsenal

Champions League absence may help Arsenal

The Arsenal boss has been willing to take the risk of Sanchez running down his current contract and leaving the Emirates on a free transfer next summer. Sanchez joined the team late this summer, following an extended tour of duty with Chile in the Confederations Cup.

Wenger said the forward had sustained an abdominal injury and was likely to miss both Friday's game against Leicester and the trip to Stoke City on August 19.

"I don't know if it is two weeks or one more week, but he will not be available".

"He had a scan two days ago and he's out for a while", Wenger told reporters.

As I am writing this, I am playing "Under Pressure" by Queen and David Bowie in my head because, I don't care what they say about professionalism and all that, there is pressure on any player at a new club.

However, the new signings have dried up and Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are yet to sign new deals so there are still plenty of question marks to an answered heading in to the new season.

"We are here a lot today because of players like Sanchez and Ozil so I wanted them to be part of it".

"We just develop that and we played in a couple of matches, Sampdoria and I think the LA Galaxy, because it is something during the season we are maybe going to do".

When asked what the Community Shield victory means for his side, the Frenchman said: "It will increase the belief but then you face a shock when the league starts".

Wenger has said Giroud will not be leaving the club during the transfer window despite apparent interest from Everton and Marseille.

"I think in the moments where they were moving more the ball, of course it was hard for us in the midfield".

Mourinho believes United's players - old and new - head into Sunday's Premier League opener against West Ham with "a positive feeling and great experience".

"I want the team to be on a par with the club's history, which is something I've been lucky enough to feel at every club - there was the same kind of feeling at Inter [Milan] and at Real Madrid".

"At the moment the most active have been United, City and Liverpool a bit".