Recent pictures from Arsenal’s final preparation for the new season emerged at the beginning of the week and the biggest of it is the sight of Alexis Sanchez running around. It was highlighted by a happy Sanchez kissing the Arsenal badge.

Since the beginning of the preseason, the Chilean’s contract has been on the media. Wenger has been bullish and bluntly made his stance clear. He is not selling Alexis Sanchez this summer.

With just a year left on Alexis Sanchez’s contract, there are odds that the Gunners may cash in on the forward. Advances from Manchester City and PSG have been overlooked but for how long will that be. The Transfer Window is going haywire and anything can happen. Neymar at €222m? Wawu.

Will Sanchez stay or leave? That may not be the right question. It should be a matter of “when is he leaving?” Now, January or next summer?

Arsene Wenger needs to make a big statement this season. The arrival of Lacazette and Kolasinac are statement but losing your highest goal scorer like RVP years ago will hurt.

Only time will tell. For now, Chelsea is the immediate focus.