Arsene Wenger delivers latest injury update on Alexis Sanchez ahead of Arsenal tour

Alexis Sanchez will miss Arsenal's tour to the USA but his ankle injury is not too serious, says Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger has revealed that Alexis Sanchez’s ankle injury is “not too bad” but confirmed that the attacker will miss Arsenal’s pre-season tour to the United States.

The Chile international is currently on his summer holidays after helping his country win their second Copa America title in as many years in the USA.

Sanchez suffered a nasty-looking ankle injury from a heavy tackle in the Copa America final and has posted various updates on social media to reveal the extent of the problem.

However, Arsenal boss Wenger has moved to play down fears about Sanchez’s fitness levels.

The Frenchman did, however, confirm that he would be allowing the attacker some additional time off to recuperate from a gruelling season and that he will miss the tour to the US.

Speaking in an interview with Arsenal Player, Wenger said: “Alexis will not go because he had an ankle injury.

“That is not too bad but I will leave him behind.”

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Arsenal finished second in the Premier League table last season and 10 points behind surprise champions Leicester City.

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