Arsenal boosted as PSG end interest in Alexis Sanchez

Serge Aurier has been put up for sale with Chelsea and Manchester United leading the chase

Serge Aurier has been put up for sale with Chelsea and Manchester United leading the chase Credit AFP Getty Images

He did, however, provide another update: that Sanchez had suffered an abdominal strain which would see him miss their Premier League opener at home to Leicester on Friday evening. Sanchez joined the team late this summer, following an extended tour of duty with Chile in the Confederations Cup.

Arsenal have refused to consider selling the forward, who hit 24 goals in 38 league games last term, a tally bettered only by Harry Kane and Romelu Lukaku in the English top flight.

"He had a little abdominal strain that he caught on Sunday morning in training and he had a scan two days ago", Wenger told a news conference. But he will not be available.

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It's only the second time in eight seasons that Arsene Wenger's side have secured three points in their opening fixture. I thought the ball would go out as it was flying over me and suddenly there was a player.

"I felt that to lose tonight would have been awful for us because we had such good preparation and to sit there in the morning and think we had lost at home would have been bad", he said.

Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Jack Wilshere are among the players whose contracts expire at the end of the season.

"We will try to extend the contract". There is no reason not to do it.

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However, Wenger has quashed speculation over the Chilean's future, even though Sanchez has made no secret of his desire to play in the Champions League, a competition Arsenal will be absent from for the first time in two decades this season.

"It's a long time I didn't speak to Nasser, because it's certainly very busy to complete the transfer of Neymar and it's a long time that I didn't speak to him". "I think if you read the French papers, they are on (Kylian) Mbappe's case to finish their transfer market". "I have had no contact at all with PSG".

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The visitors took the lead again 10 minutes into the second stanza as Vardy grabbed his brace with a cute header from close range. But Leicester, which so astonishingly won the league in 2016, couldn't hold on for its first win at Arsenal since 1973.

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