Sport Wenger to assess Sanchez's fitness

20:35  12 october  2017
20:35  12 october  2017 Source:   Read Sport

Sanchez like Messi, Beckham and Zidane – Wenger

  Sanchez like Messi, Beckham and Zidane – Wenger Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger highlighted just how much Chile depend on his star forward Alexis Sanchez.Chile star Alexis Sanchez is similar to Lionel Messi, Zinedine Zidane and David Beckham with his national team, according to Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says that he will need to assess Alexis Sanchez ' s fitness before deciding on his squad for the Premier League game at Watford.

Arsenal vs Manchester City: Arsene Wenger to assess Alexis Sanchez fitness after Chile commitments. james olley. Wednesday 29 March 2017 10:45.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is to assess Alexis Sanchez’s fitness ahead of his side’s clash against Watford on Saturday.

The attacker is set to fly back into London on Thursday having spent the international break with his native Chile, in what was a disappointing end to their 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign.

Sanchez played for his country against Brazil only on Wednesday, and Wenger believes that he received some “special treatment” throughout the match.

Quoted by the Evening Standard, Wenger had this to say about Sanchez’s condition:

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“I will have to speak to him. Yesterday afternoon I watched the Brazil vs Chile game to see how difficult it was.”

Alexis is like Messi, Beckham and Zidane for Chile – Wenger

  Alexis is like Messi, Beckham and Zidane for Chile – Wenger In the wake of Chile's failure to qualify for the next World Cup, Alexis' Gunners boss underlined his importance to his national teamChile star Alexis Sanchez is similar to Lionel Messi, Zinedine Zidane and David Beckham with his national team, according to Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.

Sky sources understand the forward is flying back from Santiago on Wednesday but is not due to report back to Arsenal until Thursday, when he will assessed by the club' s medical staff. Wenger issues Sanchez warning.

Share. Tweet. Share. Share. Email. Comments. Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger backs Sanchez to return to full fitness . Arsenal FC manager Arsene Wenger has voiced confidence that Alexis Sanchez will put his aborted transfer to Manchester City behind him “very quickly”.

“I must say he got some special treatment – it was a very physical game and mentally I will have to assess the situation.”

The Frenchman also admitted today that a departure for Sanchez, along with other key player Mesut Ozil, in January is a strong possibility. Both players’ contracts expire in the summer, and they will be free to discuss moves to foreign clubs in January should they wish.

Wenger will hope to have Sanchez available for selection on Saturday as his side take the trip to Watford.

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Arsenal consider Martial move .
Manchester United winger Anthony Martial is being eyed up by Premier League rivals Arsenal. Arsene Wenger sees Martial as the idea man to replace Alexis Sanchez, who is expected to leave Arsenal next summer. Sanchez’s contract with the club expires at the end of the season and a number of clubs are thought to be ready to pounce. The forward looked set to leave in the summer but Arsenal forced him to stay, although they may be tempted to sell in January to avoid losing him on a free transfer. Sanchez is refusing to sign a new contract with the club, which opens the door for Wenger to scout replacements. According to The Mirror, Martial is his main target. The report claims that Wenger believes Martial would be interested in the move. The French winger has scored five goals and managed six assists in nine games for United this season, despite being a regular on the bench.

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