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Injured Arsenal scoring machine shows no ill-effects from international break

Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal coaching staff expressed concerns to Chile prior to the South American outfit’s decision to start an injured Alexis Sanchez during the international break. Luckily for them, their concerns appeared to have been for naught as Sanchez completed the weekend with a relatively clean bill of health.

According to Arsenal’s official website, Wenger received positive news in a text from Sanchez and appears poised to play against Watford this weekend.

“From the internationals we only have positive news,” Wenger said. “We are still waiting for (Joel) Campbell, Alexis and (David) Ospina to return, but they all texted back to say they are okay, so we just have to see if they were objective in their assessment.”

Sanchez had reportedly injured his groin in a 3-0 win over Manchester United that included a brace for the Chilean superstar. Prior to the international break, the Arsenal coaching staff had asked Chile to handle their leading scorer properly to avoid aggravating his injury.

Sanchez went on to score several times for Chile over the weekend, showing no signs of any groin injuries.

In the past two Premier League fixtures, Sanchez has a hat trick and a brace, giving him a team-leading five goals.

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