Chile to play Sanchez despite injury

The Chilean outlet El Grafico have reported that the forward is going to play for his national team against Uruguay, despite picking up an injury in training last week.


The 27 year old missed Chile’s 0-0 draw against Columbia last Thursday, after the player managed to sustain a low-grade hamstring tear during a training session. The player remained in the Country to receive treatment from the national medical team. and the doctors gave him the all clear as they believe the inflammation had subsided enough for him to play without pain.


The Arsenal had requested that the Chilean medial department share the results of Alexis’s MRI scan with the Arsenal medical. This was after Wenger described any decision to play the player was ‘suicidal’.


The Gunners have got a tough run of fixtures after the international break, with the North London club facing then PSG. If the Chile manager choses to play Alexis and he picks up an injury it could end Arsenal’s great start to the campaign.