The merits of that cautious approach should become clear throughout a fascinating season that serves as a referendum on the go for broke era. Will long-serving manager Arsene Wenger continue his reign in North London?
"If he went to City there would be uproar from the Arsenal fans". He said: "We let people talk outside the club".
There is hope at Arsenal that Sanchez might be convinced to sign a new deal, however Wenger has admitted he doesn't expect that to happen. It made for another half-empty Emirates Stadium by the final whistle on Opening Day.
The 2017-18 Premiere League season started off with an absolute thriller between Arsenal and Leicester City on Friday.
Hopefully, all pressing questions for the Gunners faithful will be answered in the coming weeks.
The future of Alexis Sanchez has overshadowing the build up to Arsenal v Leicester City. Suddenly the momentum was with the hosts and the home supporters were believing.
With so much exciting, new, the 2017/18 Premier League season will be a simply breath-taking one.
Of course, Lacazette will take some time to get used to the pace of English football.
After the Nikola Kalinic problem earlier this week, and now considering the Giroud news, Everton's striker hunt is becoming very, very problematic.
Roma will not increase their offer for Leicester forward Riyad Mahrez, according to the Italian club's director of football Monchi.
Arsenal must not repeat the same mistake they did when selling Robin van Persie with Alexis Sanchez, Paul Merson has warned. A great run of passes saw Mohamed Elneny finding an unmarked Lacazette for headed goal.
The lead was short lived as Shinji Okazaki restored parity via his head only minutes later and Jamie Vardy slid in to score just before the half-hour mark.
Arsene Wenger brokered a fragile truce with Arsenal s dissenting fans by winning the FA Cup last season, but the Gunners boss has no margin for error after going 13 years without Premier League glory.
Which brings us to forgotten man Jack Wilshere. The 25-year-old has reached the end of the rope and whether he stays at Arsenal, first-team action looks bleak.
"He is an intelligent player who can integrate our game well as we have a game backed on mobility, technique and I think he can integrate that well".
Leicester also suffered a disappointing campaign last year as they were easily dethroned as champions, but Craig Shakespeare managed to halt their downward slide.
And, despite playing the joint most pre-season games (8), West Bromwich Albion's two wins gives them a 25% win rate.