Arsene Wenger expects Alexis Sanchez to make his Arsenal return against Liverpool next week.
The Chilean missed the Gunners' Premier League opener against Leicester due to an abdominal injury, and remains a doubt for Saturday's trip to Stoke City.
The 28 year old has been the subject of intense transfer speculation over the summer.
He has just one year remaining on his current contract.
Wenger says there has been "no progress" on a new deal, but the Frenchman is adamant Sanchez will remain at the club, even if they risk losing him for free at the end of the season.