Sanchez to miss start of season

Postado Agosto 13, 2017

Mourinho, though, is expecting a breakthrough season from one of last summer's signings, Paul Pogba, and says a return to the Champions League, and Neymar's world record €222 million move to PSG, will help.

They finished on fifth position in the league last season but won the FA Cup after beating Chelsea 2-1 in the final.

He will certainly miss Saturday's (AEST) opener at home to Leicester City while Wenger confirmed he is also likely to sit out the trip to Stoke City a week later.

Last week, Morata came on as a 74th-minute substitute for Michy Batshuayi in the Community Shield penalty shootout defeat to Arsenal at Wembley and Conte said the 24-year-old is still not ready. "And I think we're going to reach that level as a football team in the next couple of years".

Wenger admitted entering the new campaign without Sanchez is a blow for the Gunners but said he would not have featured against Leicester even if he had not suffered a set-back.

"We need to transform the quality of the preparation into points and that is, of course, a pragmatic view, but what matters is we win the game and start in a strong way, which we didn't do a year ago".

"They have top players, but it is just 11 v 11 on the pitch and we need them to be uncomfortable", the Spaniard told the club's website.

"I rate him as a player but we have similar types with Alex Iwobi, Jack Wilshere back, Mesut Ozil ... we have plenty of the same type of players".

"He added: "[PSG] are looking for Mbappe, that's what I read in the papers.

There have been a number of changes to the Arsenal squad in the transfer window.

Townsend feels the Amex Stadium outfit have every chance of a long-term future in the Premier League should they beat the drop this time.

"No", he replied when asked if any players were poised to leave.

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"At the moment the most active have been United, City and Liverpool a bit".

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