Report: Chile ready to field Alexis on Tuesday

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A report by Chilean publication El Grafico claims Alexis SanchezĀ could still play against Uruguay as his country desperately try to get their World Cup qualification back on track.

The Arsenal striker missed Thursday’s 0-0 draw with Colombia after sustaining a low-grade hamstring tear in training. He remained in Santiago to undergo rehabilitation and his doctors now believe the inflammation has subsided enough for him to play without pain on Tuesday night. .

While that may sound like good news on paper, it’ll no doubt have alarm bells ringing at London Colney.

On Thursday, Arsene Wenger called on the Chilean medical team to share the results of an MRI scan with their Arsenal counterparts claiming any decision to field the striker could prove ‘suicidal’.

Arsenal face Manchester United and PSG after the Interlull and a further eight games across three competitions before the end of 2016. If Alexis were to exacerbate this existing condition on Tuesday it’s fair to say he could well face an extended period on the sidelines.

Last year, Alexis pulled up with a hamstring problem against Norwich on 29 November and didn’t return to the foldĀ for two months.

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