Wenger demands Arsenal should decide on Alexis Sanchez fitness

The Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez has suffered a hamstring tear in training with the Chile team, and it appears that Arsene Wenger is extremely unhappy that the South Americans are going to keep the Gunners superstar and maybe risk playing Alexis next Tuesday against Uruguay.

Le Prof is demanding that Arsenal should have access to the medical info gathered by the Chilean medics and are allowed to give their own opinion on the prognosis. Wenger, in an interview with beIN Sports, is quoted as saying: “I got a text last night (to say) that he has a hamstring injury. The team from Chile has travelled without him and they kept him to try and get him fit to play Uruguay for the second game on Tuesday night.

“I believe that with a hamstring injury. We have to get access for our medical staff to the MRI scan to see what grade it is, how bad it is and make absolutely sure they don’t make any suicidal decision that could harm his future for two or three months.

“That is absolutely important. It’s a grey area between the national team and the club team and of course they look at their own results which I can understand but we have to preserve the health of Alexis Sanchez.

“He always wants to play and that’s where it is a more sensitive case because he’s always ready to play even when injured.”

Wenger is absolutely right to be worried, especially as Chile played Alexis last season when he also had a hamstring injury, and the Chilean ended up missing a couple of months of games that could have influenced our title bid.

But will Chile give Arsenal access? I doubt it….



  1. kamn288 says:

    So you think arsenal doctors treat and miraculously heal him. Other clubs always get their best players fit for Arsenal match somehow. Either Wenger finds a 40 goal striker or conceds his position as manager. Without Alexis nobody will shoot. Play Ramsey,Özil,Cazorla,Coquelin,Walcott,Giroud Arsenal won’t score. Arsenal winning major trophies this season is not happening or by stroke of luck somebody scores alot of goals.

    1. Midkemma says:

      I’ve slated Giroud plenty last season and I still think he has an issue with effort but when he does put 110% in then he is a top CF, his super sub role has shown he isn’t happy and he is trying harder on the pitch.

      Giroud has scored and he looks hungry for goals, we know he can score when he wants, he can’t play as lazy as he does for as many games as he does and still score over 20 goals in all comps unless he knows where the net is.

      If Giroud wants to get his spot back then he will see this as his chance and he will fight for it, well I hope he will lol, he clearly isn’t happy being a super sub and such a clear chance to regain the starting spot….

      Theo had a bad season last season, I said last season that he would have a good season this season, it is his pattern. 1 good then 1 bad. He has started well and is scoring.

      Ramsey likes to shoot, how can you say we wouldn’t have players willing to shoot and then name Ramsey?????? Do you even watch Arsenal?????

      Iwobi does need to shoot a bit more, test the GK more from all angles and with the more shots on target then the more chance of getting more goals.

      ElNeny and Xhaka have both shown they like to make a pop shot from range and they aint bad at it either.

    2. Mark_K says:

      I don’t think that’s what he’s suggesting.

      I think Wenger just wants access to the medical report because as stated Chile gave not one fcuk about Arsenal last season when they played him when they knew he already had an injury.

      FIFA need to stop national teams from worsening injuries.

      Surely Chile would be better off playing a fully fit replacement than risking Alexis who might break down after 10 minutes?

      Stupid and irresponsible decisions by Chile cost us last season and if they do it again we should refuse to release Alexis next time, knowing how eager Alexis is probably the only way to do it would be to lock him in a room so he can’t escape!

  2. Dennis says:

    He needs to come back to Arsenal end of story. That’s the club paying his wages, not chile.

  3. kamn288 says:

    What’s the fun by just saying goals will come when Arsenal play tired football all the time. Chamberlain did not play against ludo still managed to play bad.No players put crosses in the box or anyone tries to attack the ball. I hope somebody does that and Welbeck,Giroud,Walcott,Sanchez I like to see. With Xhaka and Özil.

    1. Alexis the Great says:

      It’s a disgrace that Alexis wasn’t sent back as soon as he was diagnosed!

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