Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez set to miss the season opener picking up an abdominal strain in training, according to Arsene Wenger.
The 67-year-old head-coach claimed that the Chile international forward would miss the Gunners home fixture against Leicester City and are unlikely to make a return to against Stoke City as well.
Chile international forward who was the Gunners top scorer in the English top-tier with scoring 24 goals last season setting up 13 assists as well for his teammates.
Earlier this summer Chilean has been linked with a switch to Paris St Germain according to the reports from France, however, Arsene Wenger has been adamant that the Gunners £140,000 a-week star will remain in London for the new 2017/18 season.
And now Chilean seems to be staying at Emirates Stadium, however, Wenger has ruled out for Leicester City clash.
“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. “He is out for a while, could be two weeks but he will not be available for Stoke.”
Sanchez, whose current deal expires in 2018 has missed the community shield clash against Chelsea.