There is already some good news for Arsenal fans on our Chile international star Alexis Sanchez as the latest international break approaches. Instead of the striker’s usual long haul trip to South America and back, Alexis only has a short trip across Europe to worry about.
Chile will play a friendly against Iran in Austria (???) next Thursday before flying back to London with his international team mates to face Brazil in a friendly at the Emirates. But we know that the Arsenal striker will play the whole of both friendly games and will give everything even though they are fairly meaningless.
After that the Premier League resumes with a tough and crucial game against Liverpool and we want the Alexis from earlier in the season back rather than the slightly fatigued looking player he has been recently. At the same time we have Theo Walcott who is crying out for more time on the pitch, especially if he is going to play for England in the upcoming break. So surely Arsene Wenger can put these two things together to make four, especially as our game at the weekend is a trip to face Newcastle.
Already pretty safe from relegation and with a raft of injury problems, a suspension to their club captain and best defender Coloccini to add to the Papiss Cisse ban for spitting, the Magpies should be there for the taking. Will there ever be a better time or reason to give Alexis a well earned rest and hopefully help him to shine again for the rest of the season?