Wenger: Now might not be the right time to rest Alexis

The Chile international has sustained a minor hamstring injury but is expected to feature in the clash with the Canaries this weekend, though Theo Walcott remains out


Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed Alexis Sanchez has picked up a minor hamstring problem ahead of the Premier League encounter with Norwich on Sunday, but is hopeful the Chile international can still play.

Alexis put in a sublime performance in the 3-0 Champions League win over Dinamo Zagreb on Tuesday, scoring twice and setting up Mesut Ozil’s goal, and Wenger says he is unlikely to rest the Chile international, despite him featuring in every Premier League game thus far this season.

“Alexis had a little hamstring alarm. I will assess that later,” Wenger said at a news conference.

“But it might not be the right time to rest him.”


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Meanwhile, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could make his comeback after a spell on the sidelines due to injury, though Theo Walcott is unlikely to return, despite continuing his rehabilitation.

“Maybe Oxlade-Chamberlain could be back in the squad [for Sunday],” Wenger added.

“Walcott will not be ready for Sunday. He goes through a few [more] steps.

“He will have some tests Thursday. He started running again with no reaction and we hope he will be successful.

“And everyone who played Tuesday is available.”

3 thoughts on “Wenger: Now might not be the right time to rest Alexis

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