There is another question for Arsenal on the resting of Alexis Sanchez for the next Premier League game against Swansea City and that is whether Arsene Wenger will be able to replace the striker. Hopefully the next two weeks will see Olivier Giroud get back to match fitness and Lucas Perez showing his manager in training that he is good enough to start for the Gunners against the Swans.
Assuming one or both of them is available I think the Frenchman will have to think seriously about starting Giroud or Lucas in the centre forward role instead of Alexis. We know that he is super fit and that he wants to play in every game but the boss needs to be sensible and make the decision for him.
Sanchez is heading off to South America where he is almost certain to complete both games when Chile play In Ecuador on Thursday before hosting Peru in the early hours of next Wednesday. That means he will only be late back to London and will have just a day to prepare for the 3 0’clock Saturday kick off.
I know he has done it before but Wenger needs to make sure we do not lose such an important player to injury. The 27-year old has played in summer tournaments for the last three years in a row and that is bound to take it’s toll, especially with his all action style.
So will Wenger rest his star striker next weekend?