Arsene Wenger confirms Alexis Sanchez will return to training with Arsenal on Sunday.
The Frenchman also confirmed Shkodran Mustafi will return to training on that day.
“Alexis and Mustafi, their first training session will be on Sunday, the day we play against Sevilla [in the Emirates Cup],” Wenger told Arsenal Player. “They are practising on the day.”
Sanchez and centre-back Shkodran Mustafi are the last two fit first-team members to report back to the Gunners after they played in the Confederations Cup final between Chile and Germany.
However, Arsene Wenger was cautious when estimating how soon the duo will be back in the line-up.
“First of all you make a really good check-up of where they are, how much they have worked during their break,” he said. “After, once you know where you stand, they need an adjusted programme and to see how quickly you can fit them in again.
“Of course it depends as well on what is the need in the squad, what is their quality. All of these things together make your decision. Do you put them on the bench when they are not ready [to start]?
“It is easier to put a striker on the bench than a defender, sometimes. Because in a short period they can make an impact. We’ll see.”