Peru to help Alexis keep up Arsenal’s EPL title bid?

It is a tricky situation and certainly a worrying one for Arsenal fans and Arsene Wenger. The manager of the Chile national team, Jorge Sampaoli, has already given the Gunners a fright this week by admitting that he played our star striker for the full 90 minutes against Brazil in a World Cup qualifying match, despite knowing that he was not fully fit and so was at risk of aggravating the injury Alexis picked up during the Premier League win over Manchester United.

That great win has put Arsenal in a great position and looking good for a proper tilt at the title but you do not need me to tell you that keeping our Chilean dynamo fit is key to us keeping up that challenge, so all eyes will be on Chile tomorrow night and all people of an Arsenal persuasion will be hoping to see Alexis rested for their next game against Peru.

It is still a qualifying game that Sampaoli will be desperate to win but the opposition is weaker. Peru lost their first World Cup qualifier 2-0 against a weakened Colombia team last week and so perhaps the Chile boss will not feel that he has to risk Alexis.

The game is in Peru though and I would not be surprised to see the Arsenal striker start. In that case we can only hope that he comes through the game unscathed and Peru could help with that by conceding a few early goals and giving Sampaoli a reason to replace Alexis. THat’s not too much for us to ask is it?

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  1. The issue of starting or bench Sanchez by Sampoali has a new dimension to it all together. A news on Sanchez being hoodooed by the Peruvian fans to make him have badluck in their next World qualifier, has gone viral on the internet. I read this story on Goal sports online. And I think it’s true as the Peruvian fans are reported to have placed a tortoise above the replica of Sanchez’s shirt with his name written on it, and then cast a hoodoo spell on it, it is believed the hoodoo so cast will make Sanchez have physical problem during the match if he plays in the game between Peru and Chile. What is the Boss going to do now? Will he phone Sampoali and demands Sanchez be benched throughout that qualifier, even if Sanchez insist to play as we all know his lust to play? Except in Latin America where we have 2 Gunners playing for Brazi(I am not sure) and Chile, the Euro 2016 qualifier games has come to an end today. And we thank God we’ve not received any injury reports on our Gunners who have excellently played across Europe for their countries.

    1. lol hoodoo my ass..
      Sanchez will come out unharmed by God’s grace,heaven helps those who help themselves and Sanchez is one of the most hardworking player,the guy has luck and heaven helping him, hoodoo or no hoodoo..he needs rest from that match

  2. Alexis is a key player for us no doubt! I pray that he comes through the peru game injury free and ready to pick up where he left off against man u, and continue his good form against watford! Coyg!

  3. Just thinking, what would it cost Spain to give Arteta his first cap, even if only to play for 5 minutes? Every player feels proud to play for his country and Arteta is certainly talented enough for 5 minute kick about. So unfair 🙁

  4. Who pays him? About time AW said no end of but no we will lose him you can bet your house on that

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