The Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez whose Gunners future remains up in the air appeared to blank his boss prior to a session at the club’s London Colney facility on Wednesday.
Wenger, who was embarking on his ritual of shaking each of his players’ hands before putting them through their paces, was acknowledged by Nacho Monreal and Mesut Ozil but a photograph shows Sanchez apparently walking on by.
They saw Sanchez head on towards a group of his team-mates instead of approaching Wenger, though the Gunners manager did not offer his hand to his star striker and appeared to say ‘I’ve already done you’.
Wenger’s habit of greeting each of his players and staff, in turn, has been a staple part of Arsenal life throughout the Frenchman’s reign.
Sportsmail columnist and former Arsenal defender Martin Keown has previously explained Wenger’s ritual.
‘Wenger introduced it but I think when he first arrived he wasn’t sure who he was shaking hands with. But I thought it was a good thing,’ he said.