Sanchez allays fitness fears despite injury

Date published: Tuesday 17th November 2015 11:46

Alexis Sanchez

Alexis Sanchez has allayed fears over his fitness, although Chile are keen to play the Arsenal man despite an apparent injury.

Gunners talisman Sanchez is believed to have been nursing a groin problem over the last month, but he has still featured in every game for club and country this season.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has voiced his fears over Sanchez as long ago as last December, when he claimed the 26-year-old was close to the “red zone” regarding his fitness. Those comments came on the back of the 2014 World Cup where he featured for Chile, before playing 50 times for Arsenal last season. He then helped Chile win the Copa America in the summer before having a brief break and returning to action with the Gunners.

The former Barcelona man, who played in the 1-1 draw with Colombia last Thursday, is set to undergo a late fitness test ahead on a calf problem ahead of Tuesday’s World Cup qualifying date with Uruguay.

“Alexis has a pain in his calf and we will wait for him until the last minute to see if he is ready to play,” said Chile boss Jorge Sampaoli.

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Reports in his homeland claim Chile are keen to play Sanchez despite fears of an existing injury or burnout.

Sanchez is far from concerned about the possibility of fatigue catching up with him though and posted a video on Instagram, labelled: ‘Do you lack energy? I’ll send you mine!’.

In the video, which has received over 72,000 likes, Sanchez says: “You’re tired! I’m sending you some energy!”

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