We all know that Alexis Sanchez has had a long holiday and returned to Arsenal with the flu, but Wenger obviously thought he was fit enough to play against Liverpool two weeks ago, but I think we all know he wasn’t really fit enough, physically or mentally, to give his usual best.
But he was, as always, called up for Chile’s two World Cup Qualifiers, where he also failed to make an impact and they lost both matches. He was obviously not happy, and his Instagram post after the match saying that he was tired has not impressed some of his Chilean contacts. In fact the former Chile youth coach Jose Sulantay blasted him for looking very out-of-shape. He said: ‘I saw him gone, I saw him out of physical shape, totally. He’s fatter than normal.
‘Without his spark, he never left that Paraguayan defence behind. He never made a diagonal run, it was something else. It was not Alexis.
‘This can bring you problems later, the statements of wanting to leave. The team-mates must have felt nothing for him.’
Well, I guess his team-mates shouldn’t be too unhappy with him for a couple of bad performances considering the stress he’s been under, and also the fact that he carried the Chile team to TWO Copa America’s recently. But now we have to hope that he returns to London in a better frame of mind and can get back to his former glory.
He gave Arsenal fans hope when he posted this on Instagram….
Come on Alexis! Get back to fitness and get Arsenal back on a winning run please….