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Wenger: Sanchez's ankle in 'absolutely awful state'

20 March 2017

The report stated that Arsenal's enigmatic number 7 flew home to Chile's capital city Santiago on Sunday to have his supposed ankle injury assessed.

Sanchez was substituted in the second half due to an ankle injury as Arsenal lost their fourth game in five Premier League outings.

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Chile look set to risk Alexis Sanchez in their World Cup qualifier with Argentina after declaring him in a "good condition" following an ankle injury sustained playing for Arsenal.

A report in El Grafico claims a member of the Chile national team's medical staff has declared that Sanchez is likely to be fit to take on Edgardo Bauza's side in Buenos Aires on Friday (AEDT). It was a bad tackle. His ankle is in a awful state.

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Wenger was unhappy with how the Chilean medical team treated his star forward during November's global break, allowing Sanchez to play despite him carrying a hamstring injury, and the Frenchman will be anxious the former Barcelona man could play through the pain barrier once more.

"In the first half he was the one who created the chances, many unsafe situations, and you could see in the second half he couldn't anymore". In the first half he was the one who created many chances, made risky situations and in the second half you could see that he couldn't anymore. In the end we had to take him off but he should not have even played. Chile will also face Venezuela during the worldwide break, and the under-fire Arsenal manager will not want his star man to partake in both global proceedings.

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Wenger: Sanchez's ankle in 'absolutely awful state'