There is no doubt that Arsenal are in a real dogfight to finish in the top four Premier League places and keep the remarkable record of getting into the Champions League in every full season with Arsene Wenger as manager. The Gunners also have the small matter of an FA cup trophy to challenge for.
A win in the final at Wembley in May would make both Arsenal and our manager the record winners of the famous old cup and that would definitely make this disappointing season a lot easier for us all to bear, but in a dogfight you need fighters and it is crystal clear that our biggest warrior out there on the pitch is Alexis sanchez.
Unfortunately for the Gunners he may not be able to feature on the pitch for a while, after a bad tackle in the West Brom away loss left his ankle in a pretty bashed up condition, as the boss revealed in his post match comments reported by the Arsenal website.
Wenger said, “He was injured from the tackle in the first half. It was a bad tackle. His ankle is in an absolutely terrible state. He should not have played in the second half but he insisted that he wanted to come out. In the first half he was the one who created many chances, made dangerous situations and in the second half you could see that he couldn’t anymore. In the end we had to take him off. He should not even have played in the second half.
“Chile goes to Argentina for a massive game but they play only next week and if it’s only a kick, he will play. If the ligament is damaged, he will not play.”
If the ligament is damaged it will not be just Chile who miss out. Would that spell the end of any hopes for Arsenal to finish the season with something?