Arsene Wenger confirms Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez is injured, but will continue to play him anyway

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says that he has no plans to rest key forward Alexis Sanchez despite the Chilean ace being injured, according to the Metro.

Sanchez has proven himself to be one of Wenger’s most trusted players since arriving from Barcelona in the summer of 2014 (via Metro), and was in terrific form once again during Tuesday night’s Champions League victory over Dinamo Zagreb, where he scored twice in a 3-0 win.

However, speaking in a press conference ahead of this weekend’s Premier League clash with strugglers Norwich City, Wenger confirmed that he has no intentions of resting Sanchez, despite him carrying an a minor hamstring injury.

“I will assess that later,” said Wenger.

“It might not be the right time to rest him.”

The 26-year-old has been playing non-stop since arriving in North London. Off the back of the 2014 World Cup, he underwent a long and testing season at Arsenal before jetting off back to South America to participate in the Copa America over the summer (via Metro).

Wenger had hoped to rest him during the Zagreb game, but a late injury to Olivier Giroud meant he had to be forced off instead, following substitutions to both Santi Cazorla and Hector Bellerin (via Daily Express).

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