Arsenal are becoming increasingly concerned that Alexis Sanchez might yet force his way out of the Emirates before the end of the transfer window. "I think if you read the French papers, they are on (Kylian) Mbappe's case to finish their transfer market".
Asked if he expected Al-Khelaifi to get in touch, Wenger replied: "No, no".
Wenger said the Chile global would miss Arsenal's home fixture against Leicester City tomorrow as well as the trip to Stoke City on August 19.
Wenger was coy, though, when he was asked if any bids had been tabled for Sanchez.
The Chile attacker will certainly miss the Gunners' opener against Leicester City while Wenger confirmed he will likely also sit out the following match against Stoke City next Sunday.
Arsene Wenger said that the forward suffered the problem in training on Sunday and was already ruled out of the Gunners' FA Community Shield win against Chelsea on the same day because of flu. Personally I think he is a hugely talented player, he's on the way up and he will continue to move up because the potential is there. It was one of the days of recent weeks for me because I know how important he is, not only as a player, he is a fantastic player, but as well in the group. "I rate him as a player but we have similar types with Alex Iwobi, Jack Wilshere back, Mesut Ozil - we have plenty of the same type of players".
Arsenal have of course been dogged in their determination to keep Alexis, and have seen the likes of PSG and Barcelona linked with the player, along with the more remote possibilities of Chelsea and Manchester United.
"When you are not completely in or the players feel you are not completely in, it is hard to tell them we go [out to win]".