Arsenal boss confirms he may “gamble” on Alexis Sanchez vs Stoke

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Arsenal may be able to welcome Alexis Sanchez back into the fold this week after Arsene Wenger admitted that he may be willing to “take a gamble” on his fitness for the clash with Stoke City, the Daily Mirror reports.

The Chilean playmaker has been missing for the past six weeks thanks to a hamstring injury sustained in November’s meeting with Norwich, but has since returned to training with the first team and is pressing for a recall to the squad.

And Wenger confirmed that he is considering the 26-year-old for selection, and will consider his stance again in his final two training sessions before the game.

“He (Sanchez) is available for selection, I haven’t decided yet,” he said. “I have to see how everyone has recovered. Apparently we have no injuries form the Liverpool game, so he is a possibility to be in the squad for Sunday.

“The other question mark is about Alexis, he has two decisive days – today and tomorrow. he is fit, has worked very hard and the decision we have to take is whether to take a gamble or not on his injury.”

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