In an earlier post today I made the terrible mistake of saying that Olivier Giroud would only get his starting spot back for Arsenal if Alexis Sanchez got injured….
I reckon the writers at CNN in Chile must have been reading that, because they are now reporting that our superstar has had to leave training and go for medical treatment. And they are saying it could be a torn muscle, which means a long long spell in the treatment room.
This would be a major disaster to Arsenal’s title charge, as there is no doubt that Sanchez is far away our best player. It is also ironic that only today Alexis was telling the world that he hates not playing. ‘He told me to rest, but I don’t like to rest,’ Sanchez said about Wenger. ‘Neither in the matches. I don’t like to be out, I get upset, I go home sad, because I train to play, I rest to play.
‘It’s my job and I do everything to perform at 100%.’
I am hoping that this is just a sensationalist exaggeration by CNN and he will be back on the pitch next week. Or maybe Giroud ordered a voodoo doll after my earlier story!
Uh Oh! Breaking News!
Chile have just released a statement on their website……..
It said: “The Medical Corps of the Chilean National Team reports that player Alexis Sánchez has a low grade muscular injury.
“The athlete will remain in Santiago, under treatment and in evaluation.”
Should we start seriously worrying about now?