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Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez’s north London return DELAYED due to visa processing

Alexis Sanchez has played no part in Arsenal’s pre-season preparations this summer following Chile’s Copa America triumph – in which he scored the winning penalty against Argentina – and his return was further delayed on Monday.

He was expected to link up with his Gunners team-mates on Monday, but was forced to spend the night in Paris while a new visa was processed, London Evening Standard journalist James Olley reports:

Alexis Sanchez stayed in Paris last night after picking up a new visa. No issues. Expected to begin full training at Colney tomorrow. #afc

Sanchez will begin training tomorrow, as Olley states, but isn’t expected to start for Arsenal this weekend.

The Gunners kick off their 2015-16 campaign with a London derby at the Emirates against West Ham United on Saturday.

After Sunday’s Community Shield victory over Premier League champions Chelsea – making it three trophies out of three for the summer – confidence is certainly high in the Arsenal camp ahead of the new season.

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