Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admits gamble in playing Alexis Sanchez in the FA Cup

After Alexis Sanchez played a starring role in Arsenal’s win against Hull City the FA Cup third round, manager Arsene Wenger admitted the Chilean was a fitness gamble ahead of the game, reports Sky Sports.

Sanchez scored one and created the other as Arsenal won comfortably against last season’s finalists – whom they beat at Wembley in the summer. The former Barcelona man has been a regular in almost every game this campaign, and is overdue a rest, but the gamble to play him paid off, and he looked to be in good condition after the game too.

“You are torn between when a player is that confident to keep him on playing or give him a rest. It is important to keep them going, especially when they have that physical potential. Sanchez recovers very quickly and he doesn’t look in our tests to have any fatigue problem,” said Wenger.

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