Part of the disadvantage of the international break is that some of the players that went to represent their countries may return with injuries and that has been the tale of Arsenal.
Chile face further wrath from Arsenal after Alexis Sanchez returned to training with his right thigh heavily bandaged on Sunday.
The 27-year-old suffered a low grade hamstring tear on Tuesday but has remained with Chile’s national team instead of returning to Arsenal for further assessment.
Chile face Uruguay in a World Cup qualifier on Tuesday evening and Sanchez may now play some role after he took part in physical exercises with the rest of his team-mates during Sunday’s session.
— AS Chile (@ASChile) November 13, 2016
Earlier this week, Arsene Wenger admitted that Arsenal have not been informed over the extent of Sanchez’s injury and warned Chile that they could be making a ‘suicidal decision’ over the forward’s condition.
‘I believe that with a hamstring injury, we have to get access for our medical staff to the MRI scan to see what grade it is, how bad it is and make absolutely sure they don’t make any suicidal decision that could harm his future for two or three months,’ the Arsenal boss told beIN Sports.
‘That is absolutely important. 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.
‘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.’