You have got to love the Arsenal and Chile international star Alexis Sanchez! Well, as long as you are not having to play against the supremely talented duracell bunny that is. Not only will he never give up on the pitch, but now you cannot even stop him when he is injured and supposed to be resting.
Having got used to the idea of him being not quite ready to make his return to the pitch, a Sky Sports report has revealed that he is actually pushing for a place in the starting line-up against the spuds.
Arsene Wenger explained, “He wants to play, he’s so keen.
“[Telling him he’s not playing] is not easy! He wants to play of course. He’s very keen and thinks he can even defy the medical people because he’s so keen.
“I don’t know yet [if he could feature], I need medical advice on that and need as well to see what he can do in training.”
I would love to see the former Barca star ripping our north London rivals to shreds at White Hart lane this afternoon, but imagine what a disaster it would be if he started and then limped off and we had to do without our star man for a longer spell. It would be a bigger blow than losing one game.
And as Wenger also explained, it is not as if the Gunners were bereft of ideas or attacking threats without him. Remember the report the other day that said Arsenal had more different scorers than any other team in Europe? Well that was before Hector Bellerin slotted in the 5th against Aston Villa last weekend.
The Frenchman went on, “We have enough offensive power. We don’t need to worry about being short on that front.”
Wenger has admitted to overplaying some stars and bringing them back too soon before. Do yourself a favour Arsene and do not do it again!