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

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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