Arsenal relief as Alexis comes through Chile test unscathed

Date published: Wednesday 16th November 2016 10:17

Alexis Sanchez: On the scoresheet for his country on Tuesday

Alexis Sanchez: On the scoresheet for his country on Tuesday

Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez has seemingly proven his fitness ahead of Saturday’s trip to Manchester United by playing – and scoring – for Chile on Tuesday.

Sanchez’s fitness has been a cause for concern over the international break, with the forward having suffered what was described as a “low-grade muscle injury” during Chile training.

Arsene Wenger had reportedly been keen for the 27-year-old to return to his club for treatment, but Chile insisted he remain with their camp.

He missed the 0-0 draw with Colombia with the injury, but it then emerged that Sanchez has been passed fit to feature in the World Cup qualifier against Uruguay on Tuesday.

Wenger had reportedly branded the decision to play the star as “suicidal”, but his fears appear to have been allayed with the forward playing 85 minutes, scoring twice and emerged unscathed as Chile ran out 3-1 winners.

Arsenal are now hopeful that Sanchez will be fit for the club’s trip to Old Trafford on Saturday.

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