I am guessing that Arsene Wenger is still being ultra cautious with the Arsenal and Chile international forward, because if Alexis Sanchez is fit enough to make the Arsenal bench today for the visit of Chelsea, then I would assume that he is match fit and should have no problem playing 90 minutes.
But if the boss wants to make sure that this key player does not suffer another injury setback then we cannot complain or second guess him. The fact that the Gunners have the star of the season so far, Mesut Ozil, back in the starting line up makes it easier for the Frenchman to be careful with Alexis.
Hopefully the German will work his creative magic and with Ramsey, Walcott, Campbell and Giroud to fire the ammunition he provides the boss will be able to bring the dynamic Chilean on at his leisure. I am a little surprised to see that our new signing Elneny is not even on the bench and hope that he has not joined the injury list before kicking a ball in anger for Arsenal.
Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal
Campbell, Ozil, Walcott
Subs: Ospina, Chambers, Gibbs, Gabriel, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Alexis.
Get stuck into them Arsenal, we really need this win to keep up the pace in the title race.