Arsenal’s Mr Duracell Alexis Sanchez has finally ran out of batteries and has looked more and more exhausted with every game he plays. I wrote an article recently about how much I was worried about the Chilean hitman suffering from burnout if he plays any more games, but the problem with Alexis is that he refuses to acknowledge his tiredness and wants to play every minute of every game!
Now he has to play another two World Cup Qualifiers for Chile against Colombia and Uruguay. He was tired enough at the last international break but still managed to score two goals as Chile won both to get an early lead in the South American Group. Both games were played around midnight our time and then he had to deal with the jetlag on coming back to London.
The Chile boss Jorge Sampaoli understands that our star is suffering, but with so much at stake he can’t afford to rest the Chilean hero. But he will be gentle with him in training. He said: “Alexis will be treated with caution,”
“He is eager to play and demanded the maximum in training. “We don’t want to get him exhausted or demand too much so he will do some different exercises.”
I am seriously worried that Alexis is going to suffer a breakdown, so we can only hope that we have enough returning players after the break to force him to have some relaxation time to recharge those batteries. Even Duracell ones run out of power in the end!