With less than a year remaining on Sanchez's current deal at the Emirates Stadium, the Chile global has been linked with a move away from the club and that he could even walk away for free at the end of the upcoming season. It's a first for the Premier League, as the season kicks off with a lone Friday night matchup.
Having ended months of speculation by signing a new two-year contract, he is looking forwards and says that if the team put on a united front, the fans will fall into line behind them.
The Premier League finally returns to be the cynosure of the footballing world, and what better way than to begin the proceedings with a mouth-watering tie: Arsenal Vs Leicester City.
Ozil and Sanchez weren't involved in Arsenal's win over Chelsea in the Community Shield last weekend.
Arsenal are slated to take on reigning Premier League champions Leicester at the Emirates Stadium on August 12.
Can new Bills WR Jordan Matthews effectively replace Sammy Watkins?
There's no denying Matthews' production - 225 receptions for 2,673 yards and 19 touchdowns in three seasons - or work ethic. The Philadelphia Eagles have traded wide receiver Jordan Matthews and a third-round 2018 draft pick to the Buffalo Bills .
Last season was by far the most hard of Wenger's 21-year tenure as manager, with Arsenal's on-pitch travails exposing him to furious protests from sections of the club's support.
'In my other clubs what I had was more players scoring goals, ' he said.
The Foxes go into the tie on a bad streak as they are now winless in 21 league games against the Gunners, with 14 of those matches having been losses. Romelu Lukaku, Harry Kane, Sergio Aguero, Gabriel, Jesus, Alvaro Morata, Alexander Lacazette, Alexis Sanchez and claim to this prestigious status. For fans in the United Kingdom, the game is on Sky Go. "Mesut Ozil ... we have plenty of the same type of players".
But Leicester collapsed as substitutes Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud scored inside the final seven minutes to snatch a dramatic three points for Arsene Wenger's men. New signing Kelechi Iheanacho is sure to impress with his insane speed and developed midfield-management skills.
Danny Welbeck did get the Gunner level in the last few seconds of the first half to give them hope of a better second 45.
"He's young, he's a good goalscorer, you see that he can link play up, his all-around game", said Shakespeare.