The timing could be touch and go for the Gunners, especially after Arsenal’s opening game of the new Premier League season was brought forward to Friday night, but with The Mirror reporting the great news for Arsenal fans that our star striker Alexis Sanchez is back in London, we can at least hope.
If it was any other player then I do not think we would even consider whether they would be fit and ready to play less than two weeks after returning from the summer break, but the Chilean is no ordinary player and has proved many times in the past that his ability to recover in a very short time and play is amazing.
Another question for us to consider, of course, is what sort of state of mind Alexis will be in, as it is clear that he was hoping for a transfer away from Arsenal this summer to some big club with Champions League prospects and it still looks like the boss will not sanction it.
Sanchez may just have to accept that he needs to stay for the season but then can leave on a free transfer and get mega money in wages from a big club anywhere in Europe, so hopefully he will get over his disappointment and focus his efforts into helping Arsenal have the sort of season that might even persuade him that we are a club that can match his trophy ambition.
Do you think he will feature against the Foxes?