Arsenal boss confirms major fresh injury concern ahead of Man Utd [not Lacazette]

By on November 30, 2017

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It looks like Arsenal have another injury concern to worry about as Arsene Wenger has revealed Alexis Sanchez was forced off with a hamstring problem last night.

The boss resisted the temptation to rest any of his key players ahead of Saturday’s clash with Manchester United so Alexis started in attack against Huddersfield Town on Wednesday.

The 28-year-old was in fine form as Sanchez got himself on the score-sheet to make it 3-0 in the 69th minute before being withdrawn just four minutes later once Mesut Ozil had wrapped the game up with a fourth.

I, like may fans, assumed Alexis was just being rested ahead of this weekend’s showdown with United, however, unfortunately Wenger has confirmed he was forced to take Sanchez off as he was carrying a hamstring injury.

Those types of muscle injuries can be dangerous as Alexis might aggravate the problem further if he plays on Saturday but Wenger seems confident Sanchez will be fit to face United.

The news will obviously come as a concern as it looks like we’re already going to be without Alexandre Lacazette after he was substituted at half-time last night with a groin injury but Wenger insists we have the depth to cope.

The boss is quoted as saying by the Mirror:

“Sanchez had a little hamstring problem – that’s why I took him off but I think he will be alright,” he said.

“Look, we have offensive weapons, you know. We have Danny Welbeck, we have Giroud, we have Jack Wilshere who all came on. They are all offensive players.

“I will see what I do for Saturday but ideally you wanted him (Lacazette) there.”

We’ll have to wait and see how Sanchez recovers over the next 48 hours but it would be a huge blow if he was ruled out of the United game this weekend.