Arsenal’s Alexis disregards Wenger to play through injury with Chile

Alexis Sanchez has declared himself fit to play for Chile over the international break despite Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger claiming otherwise.

The Gunners forward had to be substituted against West Bromwich Albion at the weekend, which was followed by comments by the Arsenal manager which described as a ‘terrible state’, with the belief that he had damaged his ankle ligaments.

Days following these comments, Alexis has taken it upon himself to make himself available for Chile as they look to take on Argentina and Venezuela in their World Cup qualifiers this week.

This is not the first time that the former Barcelona star has done this whilst with our club, it’s not even the first this season! Alexis was rumoured to be set for a lengthy absence on the sidelines back in October, but travelled to South America regardless, and luckily came away unscathed.

Sanchez has since posted a picture of himself on his Instagram, with the phrase ‘The only failure is not to try.’

This will only move to further damage the club’s top scorers relationship with our side, with Alexis thoroughly expected to force a move away from the club at the end of the season. The player’s contract is up in a little over 12 months time, and he appears to have made it clear that he will not be extending his deal.

A serious injury over the international break however could end his hopes of joining a new club in the close-season, but his love for his country and the fight instilled in his character wont allow him to give in to injury.

Is Alexis playing to escape being with Arsenal? Does Sanchez believe he is unbreakable? Does he need a rest?

Pat J

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  1. frank says:

    Haha what can Wenger do? Bench him for the game against Man City.
    It’s done. All respect Sanchez had for Wenger is gone yet the scary thing is, Sanchez is the only one that will play for him.

    1. leo...fourteen says:

      that’s the thing mate, every dick and harry is just making noise about sanchez bursts up about our inconsistency but the truth is sanchez is still the one giving us 110% any time he steps into the pitch, hes a true professional, I wonder what he and vidal would talk about together at the national team, what a laff wenger has turned himself too, as for ozil, giroud and the rest..i don’t just know what to say, they are just anonymous in this matter totally, m just wondering what wenger will have to say after we get beaten by city..’we lost because some of the players were without football action for the duration of the international break, what a laff

      1. ThirdManJW says:

        Both really good points on Sanchez. I guess it doesn’t matter if he hates Wenger, or some of his team mates, he’ll hate himself more if he doesn’t give 110% every time he steps on the pitch. He wins “man of the match” almost every game, which proves how well he’s being doing for us, and how much effort he applies to each performance.

        Many have wrongly accused him of being unprofessional of late, but it’s actually his professionalism that should be lauded. Has he thrown in the towel like some of his team mates, and his manager? No! If he plays against City, watch him press like crazy, and put in a great shift, whilst others just stroll around counting their money. Wenger doesn’t even bother preparing his team anymore, and hasn’t for years. It doesn’t matter the opponent, let’s just repeat what we’ve been doing for years, and not change a thing! Is that not the ultimate example of being unprofessional? Especially when you’re paid exuberant amounts of money too make changes!

      2. RichSAAlao says:

        Well, they do not get along. So don’t worry what will they talk about in chile.

  2. Juhi McLovin says:

    Give Sanchez Wenger’s contract extension. And taxi for Wenger.

  3. Ramterta says:

    And he has all the right to do so.
    It has reached a point where Chile has become more important than arsenal.He has to help chile qualify for the world cup.
    At least that is a more helpful target and one which he can be more proud of.
    Wenger has all but himself to blame for this predicament.He now has to sort other means should sanchez get lengthy injury whie on duty

  4. davidnz says:

    We don’t really know for sure the
    extent of the injury to Sanchez
    but there is an on going issue.
    Argentina will be a huge game and
    no doubt Sanchez will not hold back.
    I for one am worried.

  5. Samuel Akinsola Adebosin says:

    First of all, Let me say I am disappointed the referee did not send off the WBA player that injured Sanchez’s ankle with an unnecessary hard tackle in the midfield area of the field with a cynical intention to take Sanchez out of the match.

    Let’s hope Sanchez’s ankle injury will stabilize and heal to make him fit to start our home game against Man City on Sunday. A PL game Arsenal have to win to ease off the pressure that has mounted on us as the Gunners have generally performed bellow par in their recent games.

    With their 11 PL games to play, Arsenal can still make the top four to qualify for the UCL next season and still finish above Spurs if the Gunners can have an 11 games winning run during which they will have to beat Man City H, Everton H, Stoke A, Tottenham A, Southampton A and Man Utd H. Six difficult PL games which if the Gunners won all, will go a long way to cement another 4th place table finish for Arsenal this season.

    Therefore, the Gunners should wake up from their game slumbers and start planning how they’ll unfailingly win all their remaining 11 PL games this season and not just talk talk talk like Giroud was talking when he spoke to a French newspaper and was quoted to have ssid, the Gunners want Le Prof to stay beyond this current season. If truly the Gunners want Le Prof to stay beyond this season, let them prove it to make him stay on the field of play and not on the pages of newspapers.

  6. RichSAAlao says:

    He plays football for his love of it and for it. He has been playing for himself alone now since a little after the start of this season.
    SHOWBOATING, and whatever and getting clumsy and giving goal to Bayern being the last player and with the ball.

  7. Vlad says:

    I admire his heart and determination. I really do. However, it’s the club who pays his salary, not the country. Hence, he has to go by what club’s doctors say. If he doesn’t follow their advice/orders, the club has every right to dock his salary. And rightly so, I might add.

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