Arsene Wenger insists Alexis Sanchez could feature against Crystal Palace on
Saturday despite the Arsenal manager saying a move to Manchester United is
"likely" to happen.
Sanchez was left out at Bournemouth as his future remains in doubt, but Wenger could bring him back against the Eagles after he trained with the first team on Friday morning as a potential transfer to Old Trafford rumbles on.
Mesut Ozil is available following a knee problem and defenders Laurent
Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has confirmed that Ruben Loftus-Cheek may need surgery on his injured ankle, but dismissed the notion that the 21-year-old could be sent back to Chelsea before the end of the season.
Loftus-Cheek has not played for Palace since having to be substituted in the 70th minute of a 3-2 loss to Arsenal on Dec. 28, and a lengthy spell on the sidelines will jeopardise his chances of staking a claim for a place in England's squad for next summer's World Cup in Russia.
Roy Hodgson insists Crystal Palace cannot allow their transfer ambitions to change despite beating Burnley with eight first-team players out injured.
The manager confirmed Palace are yet to make progress in their pursuit of Getafe goalkeeper Vicente Guaita but he remains adamant they require competition for Wayne Hennessey and Julian Speroni, in addition to a new striker.
Prior to the victory over Burnley he had said that Palace required "three or four" signings even before the injuries suffered...