The Arsenal and Chile international star Alexis Sanchez was already in the red and running on empty as we headed into this current international break, and this was acknowledged by the coach of his national side. So Jorge Sampaoli suggested that he was going to have to be careful with the exhausted Arsenal forward.
It is a tricky situation and certainly a worrying one for Arsenal fans and Arsene Wenger. The manager of the Chile national team, Jorge Sampaoli, has already given the Gunners a fright this week by admitting that he played our star striker for the full 90 minutes against Brazil in a World Cup qualifying match, despite knowing that he was not fully fit and so was at risk of aggravating the injury Alexis picked up during the Premier League win over Manchester United.
The Arsenal winger-turned-striker Theo Walcott was given his chance in the middle of the action again in England’s 9th win in a row as they beat Estonia 2-0, with the Three Lions top scorer and captain, Wayne Rooney, absent from the squad-
Despite Olivier Giroud’s excellent scoring record for Arsenal of 42 goals in 84 Premier League appearances, he has never really convinced the fans of his quality. He often goes through periods where he seems to miss every chance that comes his way (remember the Monaco game?) and he annoys the fans with his expressions after every miss, which makes them stand out more.
I am getting a bit worried about Olivier Giroud right now. He has spent the whole summer reading about how Arsenal were trying desperately to sign his countryman Karim Benzema, and how much Theo Walcott wants to replace him as the main striker for the Gunners.