Wenger explains why Arsenal never wanted to sign Mahrez

Arsenal failed to qualify for the Champions League for the first time since 2004

Arsene Wenger said that the forward suffered the problem in training on Sunday and was already ruled out of the Gunners' FA Community Shield win against Chelsea on the same day because of flu. Sanchez joined the team late this summer, following an extended tour of duty with Chile in the Confederations Cup.

Arsenal reportedly offer Alexis Sanchez a new deal worth £300,000 a week.

"He had a scan two days ago and he's out for a while", Wenger told reporters.

"That's unmanageable so to bring one more player in for the sake of it would be stupid, but if we find an exceptional one, we will do it".

"I think what will be crucial will be their home form".

Although Wenger admitted that entering the new campaign without Sanchez is a big blow for Arsenal, he pointed out that the striker would not have featured against Leicester even if he had not sustained the injury.

Arsenal may be close to ending one of their painful contract sagas after a report has claimed there has been a "huge breakthrough" in talks with Mesut Ozil, but Alexis Sanchez still isn't ready to sign despite apparently receiving another improved offer.

"We just develop that and we played in a couple of matches, Sampdoria and I think the LA Galaxy, because it is something during the season we are maybe going to do". "He is starting to understand what I want from him during games", Conte said.

"That's what I read in the papers and on my side I had no contact at all with Paris Saint-Germain [about Sanchez]".

"Why hasn't he just said I'm staying for one more season?"

"I thought he was really unselfish for a player making his debut".

He added: "Because Manchester United is a real giant, it doesn't matter if the club is somewhat far away from that level for three, four, five or 10 years".

The reason behind this is that the Premier League side want rid of the defensive midfielder for good rather than run the risk of seeing him return from an unsuccessful loan spell.

Clermont had originally hired another woman, Portuguese Helena Costa, but Costa quit the role after a month in charge citing "total amateurism" and a "lack of respect" from the the club following the signings of players that were made without her consent.

"Yesterday I had the managers' meeting and was talking with the other managers in the other clubs".

"To try to develop things that we normally don't do and in this moment there are so many teams playing with three in the back and wing-backs that probably sometimes we have to play that way".

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