Wenger: Arsenal not super optimistic Alexis will sign new contract


"Maybe I made a mistake", Wenger said after Arsenal beat Chelsea on penalties in last weekend's Community Shield.

Sanchez returned late to pre-season training with the Gunners due to his commitments at the Confederations Cup with Chile and will now have his start to the new Premier League campaign delayed. I have had no contact at all with PSG.

"Plenty of uncertainties about players who didn't play against Chelsea", Wenger added.

The Chilean is in the final 12 months of his deal and has been linked with a move to the likes of Manchester City, Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain.

'But I don't think I would have included him on Friday night.

As well as the silverware, Arsenal's supporters have also had a major signing to celebrate after Wenger broke the club's transfer record to sign prolific French striker Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon.

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Still, as well as losing him on a free, Murphy believes Arsenal might not get the best out of Sanchez as he'll look to keep himself in top condition for his next club once he's free to negotiate a move away. Gabriel and Santi Cazorla are definitely out.

Sanchez isn't the only injury worry for Wenger going into the season-opener against the Foxes with Mesut Ozil (ankle), Aaron Ramsey (calf) and Shkodran Mustafi (fitness) all doubts.

He has said he intends "to focus completely on the Premier League", but if such an approach fails to yield a title challenge, he can expect the protests to ramp up quickly.

Manchester City, meanwhile, are hoping they can get a deal done given his determination to work under Pep Guardiola again.

The Frenchman praised the achievements of Diacre, who has managed the club for three seasons, but went on to suggest the role of a football manager could well change entirely in the next "10-15 years".

There are an increasing number of women in assistant coaching roles in the women's league as the game continues to grow, and we're sure we will see more in the coming seasons.