Posted on September 28, 2017 by ADMIN

EPL ban risk making Arsenal start Sanchez against BATE?

If there is one Arsenal player who you would pick to be able to cope with a heavy workload it would probably be Alexis Sanchez, so even though the Chile international started and almost completed the Premier League clash at home to West Brom on Monday night, he would probably be fine to do the same again in the Europa League match away to BATE Borisov.

With another must win EPL game coming up on Sunday, though, and with the long haul travel involved in our trip to Belarus this week to factor in, the chances are that Arsene Wenger would not want to start Alexis but keep him on the bench and as fresh as possible to face Brighton at the weekend.

Arsenal fans are aware that the manager is going to put the domestic league games first anyway so we would not mind seeing a weakened Arsenal in the Europa League, but if there really is a risk of Alexis being handed a two game suspension by the English football authorities, as a report by The Mirror has claimed, then I think Wenger would want to use his star striker in the midweek match instead.

This potential ban is for the diving incident highlighted by the disgruntled Baggies boss Tony Pulis so the authorities may feel it needs looking at. The problem for Wenger is that he may not know if any retrospective action will take place until after the game against BATE, so should we start with Alexis anyway just in case?

To be honest he can handle three games in a week, but on the other hand the chances of the FA banning Sanchez when we see players diving or feigning injury every week are pretty slim. What would you do Gooners?

D.N.

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5 thoughts on “EPL ban risk making Arsenal start Sanchez against BATE?

  1. Joe Llabtoof

    I had understood that any sanctions would only come from diving which led to goals or PKs. No goal came from the supposed dive thus no penalty would be warranted. (The free kick goal came from a foul against Elneny)

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  2. tony Man

    YEH NOTHING TO DO WITH SANCHEZ BUT MAYBE THE EPL MANAGERS WILL WANT TO ADMOLISH THEIR TOP DIVERS AND SO ELIMINATE THE PROBLEM THEY COULD WIN OSCARS FOR SOME OF THERE DIVES AND SURELY GET A STUNT MANS JOB IN A ‘B’ MOVIE

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  3. Break-on-through

    I think things like this if it did happen, it doesn’t help the team that played on the day, but there is a chance it can help it’s rivals. Suspensions, personally I reckon that they should hold off on one of the players suspensions til the corresponding fixture comes around. That would be fair, or at least give the team that was offended against, the choice, let them look at the next fixtures and choose if they want to hold off on one until the next time they play.

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  4. tony Man

    HOPEFULLY WE CAN BEAT BATTE THIS EVENING WITH A NEW LOOK ARSENAL GIVE ALL THE YOUNGSTERS A GO AND THEN YYOU CAN SEE WHOS UP FOR IT , PLAYING THAT TOSSPOT OZIL , WHY NOT LEAVE HIM WHERE HES BEST AT ON THE BENCH HES NOT GOOD ENOUGH TO SHINE BOOTS AND CERTAINLY USELESS AT FOOTBALL NO POWER OR COMMITMENT GET SHOT QUICKLY AS HE AND SANCHEZ WILL INFECT THE TEAM WITH THEIR LOW ESTEEM , WE DONT NEED THEM THEY NEED US

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