Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger expects Alexis Sanchez to return to training on Tuesday after repeating his belief that the forward will stay at the club.
Sanchez was set to report back for pre-season on Sunday after his summer break, but has stayed away because of illness.
“He has flu, yes. I had him on text yesterday,” said Wenger after Saturday’s 5-2 Emirates Cup win over Benfica.
“There’s no development – he is staying, of course.”