Alexis Sanchez was among the Arsenal players who trained on Tuesday even as speculation continues to swirl over his future with the Gunners.
Sanchez helped Chile to the final of the Confederations Cup, where they were beaten 1-0 by world champions Germany and was granted additional leave by Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger after the competition.
This extended leave period fuelled speculations that the Chilean was on his way out with Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain constantly being mentioned as likely destinations.
Even though Sanchez became his country’s all-time leading goalscorer during the Confederations Cup tournament but events on the field sometimes felt like a sideshow amid mounting rumours the 28-year-old was keen on a reunion with his former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola at Manchester City.
Sanchez is out of contract at the end of this season and Wenger has suggested he is happy for the forward and playmaker Mesut Ozil to proceed without signing new deals.