We were right – Alexis Sanchez will come back crocked

Chile face Uruguay tonight in the World Cup Qualifiers and, as we all predicted, Arsenal’s superstar Alexis Sanchez is already suffering from a calf strain after playing in the draw with Columbia.

The Chile manager already knew that Alexis was in a weakened condition when he arrived in South America but he played him for the full 90 minutes against Colombia, and despite his injury and weakness he still intends to play him this evening if there is any chance of him getting on the pitch. “Alexis had pain in his calf and we will wait for him until the last minute to see if he is ready to play,” Sampaoli said.

He then went on to emphasise how importand his “leaders” are, and of course Alexis is the foremost leader for Chile on the pitch. “I am proud to direct this group of footballers, and I hope I can keep doing so,” he continued.

“The leaders of the group are the ones who give me most hope and it is the hunger and commitment to the shirt which these players have which most binds me to the hope of another World Cup.

“We probably will not be able to win each and every game, or always play to our best, but wherever we are we will defend this shirt to the maximum.”

Which is very much our aims at Arsenal too. But now we know for certain, whether Alexis plays tonight or not (and he probably will) that our duracell bunny will definitely need a rest when he gets back….

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  1. SUNNY13 says:

    Very very nervy situation for us. We need Alexis fit and firing to carry us to title.

    1. Tas says:

      if he wont play then its a blessing in disguise he will be rested ready for the week end and more important Tuesday night brawl

    2. Luko Bratzi says:

      Then the guy is a bloody idiot if he plays not 100% ,can we talk about other players who are just as important. C B

      1. Tas says:

        yea Yaya Sanogo he might be back in January

        1. muffdiver says:


          wake me up before u gogo?

          is he any good.

          #martial 2.0??

          1. Tas says:

            lol you don’t know his the next TH

  2. Robertthegooner says:

    Wenger needs to be tough with him

    As much As Alexis begs to play, Wenger needs to rest him for a while for the final push

    Ozil, Cazorla, Campbell, OX can all play LW

    Alexis needs to be 100% ready

    1. Tas says:

      but what about Ronaldo and Messi you think they missed any games for club and country? NO
      Sanchez should be on the bench if we need him if not relax on the bench

      1. Tas says:

        his presence on the bench will alone demolishing the opponents

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