Alexis Sánchez will miss Arsenal’s opening two Premier League games through an abdominal injury as manager Arsène Wenger refused to reveal if the club had received any bids for the forward.
The Chile international has been linked with a move away from the club this summer with less than a year remaining on his current deal at the Emirates Stadium and could walk away for free at the end of the upcoming season.
Having played in the Confederations Cup up until the final on 2 July, Sánchez was given an extended summer break which included missing Sunday’s Community Shield penalty win over Chelsea.
Now Wenger has revealed the 28-year-old will miss Friday’s Premier League fixture at home to Leicester as well as the trip to Stoke the following weekend.
“Alexis will not be available,” he said when asked about team news ahead of the visit of the Foxes. “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."
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