Arsene Wenger is set to be without Alexis Sanchez when the season begins after the Chilean star helped his country win their first major trophy following their Copa America success, The Telegraph reports.
Alexis scored the decisive penalty to send his nation delirious after calmly chipping the ball down the centre of the pitch and is set for a well deserved break.
The 26-year-old has played over 70 games since last summer and the fact that he’s hardly dropped his level his testament to his sensational work ethic.
Netting 25 goals in all competitions, the former Barcelona man took no time in adapting to English football with defences all over the country exposed by his sheer brilliance.
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The Telegraph suggests that Alexis will be back in training on July 27th, giving him a three-week break before our Community Shield clash against Chelsea.
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However, after our FA Cup victory in May, Wenger told reporters that Alexis would receive a minimum four-week break which means that he’ll be due back at the beginning of August.
“It only ends in July so when he (Alexis) returns from that we will let him have four weeks off,” Wenger was quoted as saying in The Guardian.
Knowing Alexis, he’ll probably turn up at London Colney next week and demand to get involved in training.