Last season Arsenal started in brilliant fashion with Alexis Sanchez playing out of his skin after his win in the Copa America, but it must be said, most Gooners knew that he was being overplayed and it was only a matter of time before his body reached the burn out stage.
But Alexis himself hates being on the sidelines and kept telling Le Prof that he was okay, but the inevitable happened and the Chilean star fell to a hamstring injury at the end of November against Norwich. He didn’t return until the end of January, and to be honest, he wasn’t the same player for the next few months as Arsenal tumbled away from the top of the table.
Could history be about to repeat itself with the news that Alexis has got a minor hamstring tear while in South America this week, and he is threatening to play again on Tuesday! Arsene Wenger is totally correct when he said that, without the proper treatment, it would be a “suicidal decision” for him to play next week, and it could give Alexis another long term problem. This situation for Wenger could not have come at a worst time either, with Danny Welbeck, Lucas Perez and Chuba Akpom all still out injured, and our only other centre-forward Olivier Giroud has just returned from the treatment table and is not 100% fit to play.
Our friends at Betway have been debating this very issue in their latest episode of the Betway’s “Blow the Whistle” segment, where the fans can also contribute their feelings on how this will pan out.
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