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Arsenal attacker confirms he’ll play against Man Utd
Arsenal attacker Alexis Sanchez has confirmed that he’s fit and available for selection and expects to feature against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Saturday lunchtime.
Sanchez looked set to miss the trip to United this weekend after suffering a ‘low grade’ hamstring injury in training while away with the Chile national team early last week.
However, the 27-year-old made a miraculous recovery and was rushed back to start in Chile’s crucial World Cup qualifier against Uruguay on Tuesday night.
Sanchez proved he’s not human by scoring two superb goals to guide his country to a 3-1 victory and now he’s claiming he’s ready to take on United on Saturday lunchtime.
The attacker is quoted by the Evening Standard as saying yesterday that he’ll travel to London on Wednesday, train on Friday and then travel to Manchester ready to face the Red Devils on Saturday.
“I travel today [Wednesday] to London, I will train on Friday and travel the same day to Manchester to play Saturday midday.
“There is no problem with me playing.”
You’ve gotta love the guy’s attitude as he’s just desperate to play every minute of every game but I have my doubts as to whether Wenger will start Sanchez or leave him on the bench.
Alexis will no doubt have his injury assessed by the clubs medical team when he arrives back from South America but Wenger won’t push him to play like Chile did in midweek.
The boss has been cautious in the past, particularly with Sanchez arriving back late from Chile, and he left him on the bench for our game against Southampton immediately after the September international break.
With it being an early Saturday kick off, I’d personally be surprised if we see Sanchez starting this weekend, but let’s wait and see what the boss decides to do.