The fact that Arsene Wenger is even considering taking a risk on such an important player to the Arsenal cause as our Chilean international forward star Alexis Sanchez just shows how much difference he can make on the pitch.
If the Gunners were not facing a game like the away clash with Stoke City, where we always get a big physical challenge and have struggled to get anything from games in recent years, then I very much doubt whether the boss would think of taking a gamble on the fitness of Alexis.
As it is though, we are coming off the back of another very physical and demanding game away to Liverpool and one in which we were denied all three points with a late equaliser. So this weekend’s game away to Stoke is a crucial one and Wenger will want to give the team as much chance of standing up to Stoke and getting the win as possible.
The former Barcelona man is clearly very close to full fitness anyway so it is not going to be a big risk, more like the Frenchman would prefer to give him a bit longer to really be sure. What would you do Gooners?