Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has admitted he is worried about the condition of forward Alexis Sanchez, who has recently struggled with injury, ESPN
The Chilean has starred for Arsenal throughout the season since joining in a high-profile move from Barcelona last summer, scoring 12 goals and contributing seven assists in the Premier League alone and winning considerable praise for his performances. All this has come after an impressive showing at the World Cup.
He recently spent two weeks out of action with an injury, and upon his return he suffered swelling to his knee during Tuesday’s 2-1 victory over Leicester City. As a result, he is likely to miss Sunday’s FA Cup tie with Middlesbrough and the Gunners may have to nurse him through a vital part of the season which includes the resumption of the Champions League.
Wenger revealed that there were initial concerns about Sanchez in early December, but those problems now appear to have surfaced, and the Frenchman is slightly worried about the 26-year-old. “It is a concern,” he said.
“He has had a little winter break in the last couple of weeks and that could be an advantage, but he didn’t look right on Tuesday night. He got a knock on his knee and he was not feeling himself like he was before. There was not the same intensity as before.
“He has not trained since because he knee is very swollen. If there is any medical risk he will not play. Don’t worry, we will not risk him if he is not ready. He is the type that you have to hold back because he wants to play every game, but he still has a problem.”
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