Alexis Sanchez didn't feature in Arsenal's winning start to the season against Leicester City at the Emirates on Friday night.
Arsene Wenger's men secured a dramatic 4-3 victory over the Foxes in an exciting Premier League curtain raiser, but without their Chilean star man.
The 28-year-old missed the game due to an abdominal strain, but fears amongst the Arsenal faithful continue to grow about the forward's future.
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Sanchez is currently in the final year of his contract at the Emirates and yet to agree terms on a new deal to keep him in north London.
Meanwhile, Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea, Manchester City and Juventus have all been linked with the South American.
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The Chile international's long-standing contract stand off has been ongoing since the back end of last year and the situation has never seemed like changing.
Mesut Ozil is another key player in the final 12 months of his deal who has yet to sign fresh terms, but there is a growing belief that, now Wenger's future has been secured, he will agree a new deal.
However, it is seemingly inevitable that Sanchez will depart the Gunners either this summer or when his contract expires in 2018.
Wenger has made it clear they would rather let Sanchez leave for free than sell to a direct rival like City or Chelsea and is determined to keep the forward at the club.
Lacazette to cover Sanchez goalscoring exploits
Alexandre Lacazette's immediate impact for Arsenal on Friday night, scoring in less than two minutes of his Premier League debut, has helped to ease concerns.
The Frenchman could be seen as the man to replace the goals which were supplied in abundance by Sanchez last season. But, ultimately, the class of Sanchez will be tough for Arsenal to replace.
PSG's continued interest in Sanchez has left Gunners fans still fearing the club could be in favour of letting him leave for Ligue 1 this month, denying him the chance to join a Premier League rival.
And on Sunday, Sanchez, unintentionally, dropped a hint that a move to the Parc des Princes could well be on the cards over the next couple of weeks, following his activity on Twitter.
Innocent tweet sparks transfer speculation
Sanchez tweeted singer Richard Marx, saying: "I will take your word @richardmarx and when you want we can play football at the Emirates Stadium".
However, it was highlighted that the innocent tweet had included his location of Paris before Sanchez deleted and reposted without his location four minutes later.
Given the vast speculation surrounding his future, it's no surprise the Arsenal man didn't want to disclose his whereabouts.
Arsenal fans will be hoping it is a short break in the French capital while out with injury - and nothing more.
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