Alexis Sanchez has sent his supporters a rather cryptic message ahead of Chile’s World Cup qualifier against Uruguay on Tuesday.
The Arsenal star has been a doubt for the match after picking up a hamstring problem in training that saw him ruled out of their clash against Colombia last week.
Manager Arsene Wenger has revealed his concern for his star forward insisting it would be a “suicidal” decision for him to play against Uruguay if he were injured.
However, his national coach Juan Antonio Pizzi has hit back this week insisting that Sanchez is “100%” fit and available for the game.
While Pizzi stopped short of confirming that Sanchez would start the game, it is widely expected that the Arsenal man will feature, despite appearing in training ahead of the game with his thigh heavily strapped.
The Chilean has now added further intrigue to the situation with a cryptic message on Instagram with the caption: “Be so strong that no one can hurt you, so remarkable that no one can offend you. So humble that everyone can admire you and so original that nobody can imitate you just be you ….”
The message is accompanied by a picture of Sanchez celebrating a goal while playing for Chile which strongly hints that the 27-year-old will indeed play in tonight’s game.
Should he feature it would represent a massive blow for both the club and Wenger with Sanchez risking aggravating his current injury.
His participation will also leave him in doubt to face Manchester United on Saturday. The game kicks off at lunchtime at Old Trafford which leaves precious little recovery time for the player once he returns from Chile.