We have all phoned in to say we are too sick to work that day, well I have at least and I reckon most of you Arsenal fans have too. Oddly enough it has often been after a night out, but coincidence can be a funny thing. It might also be a coincidence that our Chilean international star Alexis Sanchez has posted a picture of himself looking sad, wrapped up in a scarf and accompanied by the word ‘sick’.
It is pretty clear that the striker wanted a transfer away from Arsenal this summer and it is increasingly clear that Arsene Wenger intends to stand his ground and keep him, with The Mirror reporting that the boss has declared that he expects Alexis to begin pre-season training on Sunday, along with our German defender Shkodran Mustafi who is also back late after featuring in the Confederate’s Cup final.
Sanchez may really be sick and if so will probably not be training on Sunday but that will only postpone his return and if this is the start of his attempts to force Wenger to sell him then he could be in for a shock when he arrives in north London.
More specifically in fact, he could be in for three shocks, although the biggest is likely to be in the shape of Jens Lehmann, as our former keeper is not the sort to stand for any sulking or attempts to disrupt the dressing room. There are also the significant presences of our current number one Petr Cech and our club captain Per Mertesacker for Alexis to think about before he starts messing the club about.
Would you want to get on the wrong side of those three giant Gunners?