The Chilean is wanted by both PSG and Manchester City although the Gunners remain confident of keeping their star man

Alexis Sanchez has returned to London with his future at Arsenal still uncertain with a month of the transfer window remaining.

The 28-year-old, whose contract with the Gunners expires in 2018, has been linked with a big-money move to both Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain.

Arsenal 9/4 to win the Community Shield

PSG had held talks with the Chilean over a €50 million transfer , with City also retaining a strong interest despite being aware of Arsenal’s reluctance to sell.

The north Londoners remain convinced that the player will be staying at Emirates Stadium, despite Alexis having openly admitted he wants to be playing in the Champions League .

 

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Indeed, the Gunners missed out on a place in the top four for the first time under Wenger in 2016-17, with speculation over Alexis’ future having dominated the back pages ever since.

The former Barcelona star is due to begin pre-season training on Sunday, having been given an extended period of absence following his exertions with Chile at the Confederations Cup.

But, despite having set alarm bells ringing amongst Gunners supporters after revealing on social media that he was sick , he has now returned from his holidays and touched down in London.

Having only just arrived back in England, it is extremely unlikely that Alexis will be involved in the Community Shield meeting with Chelsea on Sunday as he eases into his pre-season programme.

Courtois hoping to avoid Alexis

The Gunners begin their Premier League campaign with a Friday evening fixture against Leicester City on August 11.

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