Despite yesterday not categorically ruling Alexis Sanchez out of Sunday’s game with West Ham, Arsene Wenger seems to have done exactly that at his press conference today.
The Chilean returned from holidays this week and the Arsenal manager wants to give him some time on the training ground before throwing him back into action.
“He came back in good shape and should be available to play in 10 days,” said the Arsenal manager, which could possibly rule him out of the trip to Crystal Palace, but it wouldn’t surprise us if he was involved there.
“He played a World Cup, played a whole season, the Copa America and cannot start the season.”
He also touched on Jack Wilshere, saying the midfielder was ‘down’ but ready to knuckle down make his way back soon.
“He’ll play with the same confidence and desire when he comes back,” he said.
Danny Welbeck and Tomas Rosicky remain sidelined but other than that there’s a clean bill of health before the season opener against the Hammers.