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Alexis Sanchez    F/M    Arsenal
Sanchez is expected to report to training on Tuesday, but will likely not take part in Arsenal's tour of Austria as he works with fitness coaches and finalizes his visa, reports the Daily Mail.

Fantasy Analysis

Despite starting his time with the club relatively alone, Arsenal's new striker may make his first appearance for the club against Benfica on Saturday once all of his working papers are in order.
Rafael    D    Manchester United
Rafael was forced to leave Manchester United's preseason tour of the United States to return to Manchester for treatment on his groin injury, reports Sky Sports.

Fantasy Analysis

Manchester United won another match on the tour against Roma on Saturday, and Phil Jones and Chris Smalling are both in contention to replace the young Brazilian.
Marvin Emnes    F    Swansea City
Emnes will at least miss the opening game of the EPL season with a meniscal problem in his knee, Swansea City's Official Site reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Emnes is on the border of making the starting 11, but his knee injury certainly doesn't help that cause. He'll get it scanned in two weeks to determine if he'll need to be sidelined longer than just the opener against Manchester United on Aug. 16.
Leon Britton    M    Swansea City
Britton will at least miss the first game of the EPL season with a bruised bone in his knee, Swansea City's Official Site reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Britton will get his knee scanned in two weeks to determine if he'll have to miss more than just the opening contest against Manchester United on Aug. 16. His absence will open up a spot in the starting lineup, but it's still a bit early to determine who'll get the opportunity to step up into that role.
Shane Long    F    Hull City
Long scored Hull City's only goal during Saturday's preseason match against Barnsley.

Fantasy Analysis

The Tigers played their starters for most of the preseason match which allowed Long to score in the second half. Despite joining Hull City in January, Long still managed to tie for the team lead with four goals scored last season and looks primed to lead the attack for another season.
Dejan Lovren    D    Liverpool
Lovren signed with Liverpool on Sunday after transferring from Southampton.

Fantasy Analysis

Lovren becomes the third player from Southampton to move to Anfield, joining Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana. Lovren is an immediate upgrade at centerback, where he'll start alongside Martin Skrtel.
Seamus Coleman    D    Everton
Coleman did not travel to Bangkok with the rest of the team in order to prevent re-aggravating a hamstring injury, the club's official web site reports.

Fantasy Analysis

There doesn't appear to be anything here that would warrant Coleman not being ready for the Premier League opener, but it's certainly something worth monitoring once the team returns to England.
Luke Garbutt    D    Everton
Garbutt suffered a slight groin injury during Everton's preseason friendly against Leicester City on Sunday, the club's official web site reports.

Fantasy Analysis

The injury is not considered serious, and Garbutt is fully expected to be fit before next month's Premier League opener.
David Ospina    G    Arsenal
Ospina will sign a long-term contract with Arsenal, the club's official web site reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Ospina moves over from Ligue 1 side Nice, while also following up an excellent run at the World Cup with Colombia. He will be given a chance to start for the Gunners, although Wojciech Szczesny is certainly the frontrunner to keep the job.
Loic Remy    F    Queens Park Rangers
Remy, who was on the verge of an 8.5 million move from Queen Park Rangers to Liverpool, has failed his medical and the transfer has been canceled, the Liverpool Echo reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Remy remains a QPR player despite all attempts to move the 27-year-old striker. After a breakout season on loan at Newcastle, a move to Anfield could have seen Remy's fantasy value climb even higher as a part of Liverpool's high-octane offense. Based on his current location at Loftus Road, Remy should be viewed as an upper-tier fantasy striker, but just a cut below the top tier.