The good news for Arsenal fans this week, and boy could we do with a bit after watching the lads defend like schoolgirls and lose to a decent at best Stoke City on Saturday, is that Arsene Wenger has said that our Chile international star Alexis Sanchez is back in full training after his abdominal strain and could be in the team to face Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday.
The bad news, reports the Daily Mail, is that the Frenchman also spoke about the striker not being at his brilliant best if he does play at the weekend, due to the long time out since he last played, which was the Confederations Cup final that Chile lost to Germany on July 2nd.
Wenger said, ‘If all goes well through the week, he should be available to be selected for the next game.
‘He has not played for a long time. Look, we will prepare him well. He was out with a muscular strain and hopefully he will survive the tests first before he comes back.
‘He’s not played now for six weeks and it’s difficult to be at your best in the first game straight away.’
If Alexis does pass his fitness tests, though, is there any reason why Arsenal should not start him against Jurgen Klopp and the scousers? Surely even a semi-fit Sanchez would make Arsenal a better team than we have seen so far this campaign. Just his drive and enthusiasm alone and the way it rubs off on those around him might have seen the Gunners get a result in the Potteries, so do you expect him to start?