Alexis Sanchez To Start As Injury Crisis Hits Arsenal Attack

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Chilean is surely on the brink of injury if he continues to start every match.

Alexis Sanchez looks set to make his 24th Arsenal start of the season against Southampton as suspension and injury forces Arsene Wenger to gamble on the Chilean’s fitness.

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Wenger has previously spoken of a need to rest Sanchez following a extensive number of starts paired with the exhaustive playing style of the Gunners superb summer signing and Sanchez is thought to be in the dreaded red zone meaning he will be susceptible to injury.

However, following a three match ban for Olivier Giroud and fitness doubts over Danny Welbeck due to a thigh injury, Arsene Wenger faces a selection dilemma once again reports the Daily Mail.

Lukas Podolski is also nursing a groin injury whilst Yaya Sanogo is suffering from a hamstring problem.

Theo Walcott finally looks set to start at his old club following a series of niggles after he recovered from ligament injury that’s kept him out for almost 12 months.

However, it’s Welbeck’s injury that appears to have Wenger prepared to gamble on Sanchez with the Chilean set to start from centre forward with Walcott featuring on one of the wings.

Joel Campbell could replace Sanchez in the starting XI if the Arsenal boss feels the Chilean is too exhausted but the Gunners leading scoring is most likely to start and Wenger will be sweating on his fitness after almost no breaks to his fixture schedule over the past few months.

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