Sanchez Returns To Chile Training

By Adebayo Williams

Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez has returned to training with the Chilean national team. The Gunners attacker sustained a calf injury in training on Tuesday forcing him to miss the World Cup qualifier match against Colombia.  Despite taking part in drills, Sanchez wore a large bandage on his right thigh as Chile hope he will recover fully ahead of their upcoming international with Uruguay.

On Thursday, club boss Wenger stated that he did not wish the 27-year-old to be risked, but with Chile sitting outside the automatic qualification spots for the World Cup, Sanchez could be likely to feature.

“It’s a grey area between the national team and the club team and of course they look at their own results, which I can understand, but we have to preserve the health of Alexis Sanchez,” the Frenchman told BeIN Sports.

“He always wants to play and that’s where it is a more sensitive case because he’s always ready to play even when injured.”

Sanchez has scored six times in 11 Premier League games for the Gunners this season ans will be in contention for a place in the team to face Manchester United after the international break.

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