Arsenal are hoping Alexis Sanchez will be fit to face Manchester United at Old Trafford on Saturday after his match-winning heroics for Chile on Tuesday.
Sky Sports report the Gunners are optimistic Sanchez will play against Jose Mourinho’s men despite concern over the hamstring injury picked up on international duty.
Sanchez appeared to shrug off any worries over the injury with a match-winning performance as he scored twice as Chile beat Uruguay 3-1.
The striker is now heading back to London but is not due to report back to the Gunners until Thursday where he will be assessed by medical staff.
Arsene Wenger has previously insisted it would be “suicidal” for Sanchez to feature against Uruguay having missed the clash against Colombia due to the problem.
However, the fact he featured for 84 minutes has left the Gunners hopeful that he has not aggravated the problem further and will be hoping he does not suffer any further reaction.
- Arsenal ready a £25million bid for a ‘rising star’ of Dutch football
- Arsene Wener to return to dugout since leaving Arsenal in 2018
- Arsenal target ex-midfielder transfer after four years apart
Sanchez is Arsenal’s top scorer this season with eight goals already and it will be a big blow to the club if he is forced to sit out Saturday’s clash.
The Gunners’ have a poor recent record in the Premier League against Manchester United but will be hopeful of a result with Jose Mourinho’s men also struggling with injuries.
The hosts are expected to be without several key players, particularly Eric Bailly and Chris Smalling in defence, meaning Sanchez could thrive should he be passed fit.