Alexis Sanchez is returning to his homeland of Chile to recover from his hamstring injury if this report from Daily Mail is to be believed, in a bid to offer the attacker some much needed rest and recuperation as well attempt to speed up his recovery.
The Chilean was an enforced substitution in the second half of Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Norwich City, picking up what appeared to be a hamstring strain after challenging for the ball.
It appears Arsenal have allowed their star forward to spend the week receiving treatment in Chile after the national team coach Jorge Sampaoli contacted the Gunners.
“We have contacted the medical team at Arsenal, who gave him a week of treatment in Chile.” He said in an interview with Radio Tele13 on Tuesday.
“We have to see how it is [the injury] to know how quickly he can recover, but we are aware of everything and we’ll see if we can contribute to Alexis getting back on the pitch sooner.”
The trip will surely be about Alexis earning some needed rest after a strenuous few months for club and country. Who knows how the medical staff in Chile can expect to speed up his recovery, but considering Arsenal’s disastrous run with injuries perhaps it’s best for Alexis to stay away from the contagious deadly virus that appears to hit every first team player.
The Chilean is expected to return for the Manchester City game on December 21st, however with no confirmed news from the Arsenal camp yet as to the severity of the injury, it still remains a waiting game.
Although the injury has come at a frustrating time when our attacking options are fast depleting week by week, hopefully the rest will provide Alexis with plenty of fire and fuel in the belly for the festive period.