Sensational and industrious Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez will miss Arsenal’s opening two Premier League games after being ruled out with an abdominal injury according manager Arsene Wenger.
"Alexis will not be available," Wenger said during Wednesday’s press conference when asked about team news ahead of the Foxes’ visit on Friday night when the Premier League officially kicks off.
"He has a little abdominal strain that he caught on Sunday morning in training, before he came to Wembley.
He had a scan two days ago and he's out for a while. "I don't know if it is two weeks or one more week, but he will not be available.
I think he will not play at Stoke, yes." At the same press conference, the French manager refused to reveal if the club has received any bids for the Chile International who has been linked with a move away from the Emirates Stadium this summer with just a year left to his contract.
"I can't tell you that at the moment. I just think we are not open - what I said to you many times - to any offers, anyway.
Meanwhile, playmaker Mesut Ozil and midfielder Aaron Ramsey are both a doubt for Friday’s game at the Emirates