The Chile international has been given time off to recover after his Copa America triumph while Danny Welbeck and Tomas Rosicky have injuries to nurse
Arsene Wenger has chosen to give star attacker, Alexis Sanchez time off to recover after the former Barcelona man’s exploits helped Chile win the Copa America at the expense of Argentina.
Arsenal are set to feature in the Asia Trophy but will have to do without Welbeck who signed last summer from Manchester United and Tomas Rosicky due to injury. David Ospina meanwhile, is on holiday until the last few days of July while Calum Chambers is expected to join the squad early after cutting short his vacations.
“Calum [Chambers] has decided to shorten his holiday and come back on Friday, he didn’t play in the under-21s and needs preparations,” Wenger told the club’s official website.
“Welbeck isn’t completely recovered from the problem he had [at the end of last season]. He’s not back in full training so he will stay behind.
“Rosicky will stay back because he got a small injury at his last game against Iceland with Czech Republic.
“Ospina is on holiday until July 27 and Alexis is on holiday until August 3. Serge Gnabry is on holiday after playing with the under-21s. He’s back on July 20.”