Arsene Wenger announced Alexis Sanchez’s swap deal with Manchester United’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan “is likely to happen”.
Wenger added the Chilean will feature this weekend if the transfer does not materialise.
The Arsenal boss said at his press conference to preview Saturday’s clash with Crystal Palace: “It is a story that is well documented. I am not to add to that.
“It can happen, it can as well not happen – it is at that stage. If it doesn’t happen he will play on Saturday.
“I work on transfers for 30 years, it is likely to happen but at any moment things can breakdown.”
Published by ITV News.