Arsenal Manager, Arsene Wenger, says he is not sure if Alexis Sanchez will play in Saturday’s league match against Manchester United.
The Frenchman told reporters on Thursday that he understands the predicament Chile were in before they took the decision to play Sanchez against Uruguay.
He says that he is yet to confirm the striker’s fitness, adding that his country was in doubt 24 hours before the game.
“We didn’t know if he’d (Sanchez) play or not. In the end they decided to play him. He texted us to tell us he’s in good shape after the game.
“He came off after 84 minutes and now we have to wait. I’ll see him tomorrow [Friday] morning and then I will see if he can be involved in the squad or not.
“What I will consider is the risk of injury because he played while recovering from a hamstring injury. I’ll consider the way he feels as well. On that front you depend on the honesty of the player, how they feel and how they recover,” Wenger explained.
The Gunners’ coach also said he knew Sanchez was keen to play for his country in an important game where “Chile are not in a fantastic position to qualify for the World Cup”.