Alexis Sanchez has confirmed he is fit and available to play for Arsenal against Manchester United on Sunday despite his recent injury concerns.
The Chile international returned to action on Tuesday in sensational style, scoring twice to help his side beat Uruguay 3-1 in World Cup qualifying.
Sanchez had been a doubt before the game after picking up an injury in training with manager Arsene Wenger insisting it would be a “suicidal” decision for him to play against Uruguay.
However, the forward played 84 minutes of the clash, producing a match-winning display before being substituted late on to a standing ovation.
Speaking after the game, the forward then confirmed he was confident he would be fit enough to play against Jose Mourinho’s side despite the short turnaround time.
“I travel today [Wednesday] to London,” Sanchez said according to the Evening Standard.
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“I will train on Friday and travel the same day to Manchester to play Saturday midday.
“There is no problem with me playing.”
The news will be a massive boost to the Gunners ahead of the game particularly with Santi Cazorla having admitted he is likely to miss the clash and with Hector Bellerin also a doubt.
While Arsenal have failed to win at Old Trafford in the Premier League for over 10 years, victory on Saturday will take them to the top of the table, albeit temporarily.
Mourinho’s side are set to be without Eric Bailly, Chris Smalling with Antonio Valencia and Luke Shaw also doubts, meaning Sanchez will be confident o of adding to his tally of eight goals already this season.