Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed that he is uncertain over Alexis Sanchez’s condition ahead of his side’s game against Watford this weekend.
Speaking to reporters during his press conference, as reported by Sky Sports, the French tactician reminded the assembled media that Sanchez had been replaced during the 3-0 win over Manchester United prior to the international break.
The Chilean international was suffering from a hip problem, but went on to represent his country twice in the space of a fortnight as Wenger anxiously waited for his return on Thursday afternoon to discover whether or not he may have aggravated the issue.
Wenger conceded that the 26-year-old always wants to play and so can’t blame him for the issue, but when asked about potentially taking action against the Chilean FA if it is discovered that Sanchez’s problem has deteriorated, he remained non-committal, according to Sky Sports.
Arsenal face Watford on Saturday evening hoping to build on the momentum that they started a fortnight ago, as they currently sit just two points adrift of Premier League leaders Manchester City.
Whether or not Sanchez is able to feature against the Hornets remains to be seen, but Wenger will certainly be buoyed by the performances produced by the likes of Theo Walcott and Mesut Ozil during their morale-boosting win over United.