Can't Tell You That - Arsene Wenger Refuses To Confirm Bids For Winger

PSG were close to signing Sanchez before they agreed a deal for Neymar
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PSG were close to signing Sanchez before they agreed a deal for Neymar Credit Reuters

The 28-year-old will miss Friday night's Premier League opener against Leicester and next weekend's match at Stoke with an abdominal injury.

Sanchez is still in a contract stand-off with the Gunners amid reports he could be sold this summer, with PSG and Manchester City linked.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said yesterday he has had no contact with Paris Saint-Germain regarding Alexis Sanchez, who will miss the start of the season through injury.

Wage demands had reportedly been a huge sticking point for Sanchez, and Arsenal have now upped their offer from a previous one of £275,000 a week.

But with Alexis Sanchez injured, Laurent Koscielny suspended and doubts surrounding Mesut Ozil, Aaron Ramsey and Per Mertesacker, there is every reason for Arsenal fans to feel a bit anxious.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes Manchester City's "spectacular" transfer window proves he is in for his toughest campaign yet.

Mesut Ozil will "take centre stage" as Arsenal's main man this season, former Gunners midfielder Stewart Robson told talkSPORT.

"He had a little abdominal strain that he caught in training on Sunday morning before he came to Wembley".

Wenger has of course repeatedly stated that Sanchez will stay at Arsenal this season and said the Chilean forward "has to respect that decision" but is something else going on here?

In the recent past, Wenger, knowing the pressure that he is under, has chose to go for experience over young talent in the transfer market, but what made the Arsenal manager great was his ability to take uncut stones and turn them into the most precious gems in the world. "I think if you read the French papers, they are on Mbappe's case to finish their transfer market".

"Do you really think that you sit in the dressing room before the game and you think "Oh, I have only one year to go - I will not play well today"?"