However, we saw evidence at Wembley that even without some of their most important players, Wenger has a deep pool of talent to pull from as they prepare for their Premier League opener against Leicester on Friday night. I think, if you read the French papers, Kylian Mbappé is how they will look to finish their transfer market.
Wenger finally signed a new two-year extension at the end of the season following speculation that he could depart north London after 21 years as Arsenal boss.
"He had a scan two days ago and he's out for a while", Wenger told reporters.More news: Gene editing spurs hope for transplanting pig organs into humans
Meanwhile, Arsenal legend Martin Keown has urged Alexis Sanchez to see out the final year of his contract with the Gunners with "dignity and respect". One or two weeks.
Wenger said: "I personally am convinced that will happen soon", with reference to Corinne Diacre, who manages second-tier French team Clermont Foot.
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Despite a largely positive summer, Arsenal will begin their campaign in the midst of a traditional injury crisis with eight first team players unavailable and Laurent Koscielny suspended.
"Some you know about and that's very hard for a group of players to cope with that - and some other reasons we will talk about on another day".
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain should get much more game time this season and we think Arsene Wenger will look to deploy the former Southampton man at left wing-back.
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"You will have so many scientists around the team that who will bring out the team to play on Saturday will be more management specialists than football specialists".
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