Wenger relief as Sanchez shows off text appeal ahead of Arsenal’s clash at Manchester United

Alexis Sanchez

 

Alexis Sanchez looks poised to be fit and raring to go as Arsenal head into Saturday’s Premier League clash with Manchester United.

Gunners chief Arsene Wenger said “it would be a suicidal decision for Chile to risk Sanchez”, who had complained of a tight hamstring, in their second game of the international break against Uruguay.

And Chile snubbed Wenger’s comments and Sanchez shrugged off the problem to start against Uruguay and scored twice in a 3-1 victory. Now Sanchez, 27, has conformed he is ready to role following a text to the Emirates boss.

And Wenger said: “We were in doubt before the game, 24 hours before the game. We didn’t know if he would be playing or not but in the end they decided to play him”.

“He text us back to say that he was in good shape, he came off after 84 minutes, and then we have to wait until tomorrow morning when we see him”.

Meanwhile, the news isn’t so good concerning the injured Hector Bellerin and compatriot Santi Cazorla. Spain defender Bellerin, 21, suffered an ankle injury in the north London derby draw with Tottenham earlier this month. He faces at least four weeks on the sidelines.

Meanwhile Wenger said of an absent Cazorla: “He is still out. I don’t know exactly how long for. He’s still not even out in training yet”.

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