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Arsene Wenger hopes to have Alexis Sanchez back for Liverpool clash

Arsene Wenger hopes to have Alexis Sanchez back for Liverpool clash

While Arsenal are reluctant to sell Sanchez to a domestic rival, the Gunners realise they will lose Sanchez on a free transfer next summer if they do not cash in now as he will not renew his current contract that now has less than 12 months to run.

Alexis Sanchez has just a year left on his contract with Arsenal, and the player has been a topic of great interest from a number of clubs across Europe. The former Barcelona man has not been a part of Arsenal's first two Premier League games this season owing to an abdominal injury. Sanchez returned to training with the first-team on Friday (18 August), but was not risked by the manager for Arsenal's 1-0 loss at Stoke City on Saturday.

"He was out with a muscular strain and hopefully he will survive the tests first before he comes back".

Manchester City are preparing to entice Arsenal winger Alexis Sanchez to the club with a eye-watering £400,000-a-week deal which would make him the Premier League's highest paid star, according to a recent report.

"He's not played now for six weeks and it's hard to be at your best in the first game straight away", the manager explained lowering expectations on the Chilean forward's immediate impact.

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"Unless something dramatically changes - and I mean dramatically - it won't be long now".

Sanchez was watching in the stands at the Emirates Stadium as Arsenal came out on top in the seven-goal thriller. When you lose a game, you lose a game, but we didn't lose against Stoke only because of bad defending on the ball.

"We've lost one game so I can understand [negativity], but overall I believe that there were a lot of positives in the game".

Mattias is ESPN FC's Arsenal correspondent.


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