Arsenal fans turn on Wenger after Sanchez injury

Date published: Sunday 29th November 2015 7:39

Alexis Sanchez: Injured in Arsenal's 1-1 draw at Norwich City

Alexis Sanchez: Injured in Arsenal's 1-1 draw at Norwich City

Arsene Wenger is coming in for criticism from Arsenal supporters after starting Alexis Sanchez at Norwich City only for him to limp off with a hamstring injury.

Speaking at his press conference on Friday, Wenger said that Sanchez had “a little hamstring alarm” but may start at Carrow Road anyway.

“Spontaneously it might not be the best moment to rest Alexis, but I don’t know. He had a little hamstring alarm but we will see how he recovers from that.”

Sanchez set up Mesut Ozil for Arsenal’s opener in Sunday’s Premier League game at Norwich but then pulled up with a hamstring strain when chasing a pass on the hour mark. Lewis Grabban had equalised by this point, with the game finishing 1-1.

Wenger defended his decision to start Sanchez, saying the forward “felt alright before the game and declared that he had no problem”, but many Arsenal fans took to Twitter after the game to criticise the manager’s decision.

Who is to blame for Alexis Sanchez’s hamstring injury?

  • Arsene Wenger
  • Alexis Sanchez
  • Nobody but bad luck


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    It’s not as simple as that. The squad is too thin to fight an effective premiership and champions league campaign. Wenger ends up overplaying key players and they get injured. If he had rested sanchez more often this season we would be further down the league table.


    I can’t blame Wenger for playing Sanchez. If the player said he felt all right, then you don’t want drop a player of such quality.

    What I will blame Wenger for is if we don’t get back on track very quickly, with or without Alexis.

    I said at the start of the season that, if Wenger felt he’d solved the injury problems and that the squad was strong enough, that was his call as manager and that, if it all went pear-shaped, he’d have no one but himself to blame.

    Well he HASN’T got to the bottom of the injury problems, he DOESN’T have a squad strong enough to cope and DOES have absolutely no one but himself to blame.

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    I really hope wenger is found out this season.The truth is we always perform well in the second half,and that somehow calms most of the fans towards the end of the season.But I’m not a fool and I’m certainly not a specialist in waiting.It’s just becoming the same movie over and over again.Wenger has built a legacy and done some great things,but now it’s just the same movie season after season.I’ve been saying it for a couple of years,we don’t lack the quality.It’s the mentality.Wenger wouldn’t win the title with even Barcelona.Not this wenger,maybe the old one but now years of not challenging has turned him into a loser.

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