ARSENAL STAR ALEXIS SANCHEZ IN INJURY SCARE
Arsenal suffered a worrying injury scare on Tuesday night as Alexis Sanchez limped out of training while on duty for Chile.
Sanchez, who has established himself as the club’s first-choice striker this season, suffered a calf injury ahead of Chile’s clash against Colombia and will miss the game.
The Chilean FA played down the injury describing it as a ‘low grade muscular injury’ and also suggested Sanchez could even be available for Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier against Uruguay.
‘The Medical Corps of the Chilean national team informs the player Alexis Sanchez has a low-grade muscle injury,’ a statement read.
‘The athlete will stay in Santiago, under treatment and in evaluation.’
Nevertheless, Arsenal medical staff were frantically trying to find further information on Tuesday.
Even if Sanchez is deemed fit for the clash against Luis Suarez and Co next week, Arsenal will be keen for him to miss the game fearing he may aggravate the injury.
Arsenal face Manchester United immediately after the international break and manager Arsene Wenger will be desperate for his talismanic forward to be fit for the clash.
Four days later they go up against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League.
November will be a crucial month for Arsenal, who have four fixtures in 11 days – two in the Premier League, one in the Champions League and an EFL Cup quarter-final.
Chile, the Copa America champions, are fifth in their South America qualifying table, level on 16 points with Argentina in sixth.
Arsenal fans will be dreading any bad news on the fitness of the important chilean, with crucial games coming in November and the margins so tight at the top. The club most likely to win this league is the one most able to keep their best players fit.