Arsene Wenger has refused to completely rule Alexis Sanchez out of the North London Derby after confirming that our top scorer has resumed training, according to Kevin Palmer from the Sunday World.
Wenger on Sanchez: "He feels he can defy the medical people because he is so keen to play. I don't know if he can. I will see today." #AFC
— Kevin Palmer (@kpsundayworld) February 6, 2015
Speaking yesterday, Wenger seemingly ruled Alexis out of the game claiming that he “was not ready” – yet the boss wasn’t so definitive today.
In his weekly press conference in front of the national media on the eve of the highly crucial North London Derby against Spurs, Wenger revealed that Alexis was back in training and was refusing to accept that he was actually injured.
Many players and staff have previously claimed that keeping the Chilean off the training pitch at London Colney is almost impossible, where he insists on playing the day after matches despite it being a recovery session.
It is therefore easy to imagine the 26-year-old’s response when told that he would have to sit out of the one fixture which means the most to Arsenal fans.
Quite inexplicably, Sanchez sat out of the reverse fixture at the Emirates Stadium earlier on in the season and his inclusion on Saturday would give the squad a major boost.