Arsenal to assess Alexis Sanchez injury this week

Tuesday 1st December , 2015 12:33 pm
Crocked: Alexis Sanchez to have scan on injury (Image credit: PA)
Crocked: Alexis Sanchez to have scan on injury (Image credit: PA)

Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez will be assessed over the next two days to gauge the severity of the injury he suffered in Sunday’s draw at Norwich.

The 26-year-old limped out of the 1-1 draw at Carrow Road at the weekend.

Boss Arsene Wenger defended Sanchez’s selection, despite him suffering “a little hamstring alarm” in last week’s Champions League over Dinamo Zagreb.

Arsenal also lost Laurent Koscielny and Santi Cazorla on Sunday, adding to a lengthy list of injured players.

Arsenal injury list

Player Position Injury
Laurent Koscielny Defender Hip
Mikel Arteta Midfielder Calf strain
Francis Coquelin Midfielder Knee ligament
Santi Cazorla Midfielder Knee
Tomas Rosicky Midfielder Knee
Jack Wilshere Midfielder Ankle
Alexis Sanchez Forward Hamstring
Theo Walcott Forward Calf strain
Danny Welbeck Forward Knee

Defensive midfielder Francis Coquelin is expected to be out for three months after suffering ligament damage, while Jack Wilshere, Tomas Rosicky and Mikel Arteta are also out.

In addition, strikers Theo Walcott and Danny Welbeck are currently sidelined.

The Gunners face Sunderland in the Premier League on Saturday, followed on Wednesday by a crunch last Champions League group game in Athens against Olympiakos, which they need to win by two goals, or a high-scoring one-goal margin, to reach the last 16.

Sunday’s result meant Wenger’s side missed out on the chance to draw level on points with Manchester City at the top of the Premier League.



Source: BBC