Alexis Sánchez for Arsenal since 2014:— Squawka Football (@Squawka) August 11, 2017
Most Premier League goals (53)
Most Champions League goals (9)
Most Champions League assists (9)
The 28-year-old has been heavily linked with the likes of Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City in the transfer window, but Wenger has held firm and insisted time and time again that the number 7 is going nowhere.
The Gunners will potentially lose Sanchez on a free in a year’s time, along with other key players like Mesut Ozil and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, but Wenger believes that it is an ideal situation to be in as the players will seek to prove their worth in the final year of their contracts.
Despite the absence of Sanchez, Arsenal managed to pick up the three points. It was just their second league opening win in eight seasons.
They are away to Stoke City next at the Bet365 Stadium and Sanchez still appears a doubt to make the matchday squad.