Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has provided an update on Alexis Sanchez’s injury scare ahead of the Gunners' clash against Sunderland on Tuesday night at the Emirates Stadium.
The 28-year-old limped off the pitch after scoring against Stoke City on Saturday in the visitor 4-1 victory at the Britannia Stadium. The win was Arsenal’s first in sevens away to Stoke.
“Alexis should have a test today. It didn’t look good but with him he is always so eager,” said Wenger in today’s press conference ahead of tomorrow’s tie.
“We have a little bit of a problem with Koscielny but we should have everyone available. Gibbs should be available but Oxlade Chamberlain is out,” he added.
Further speaking about the unsettled Chilean international who has now scored 21 goals and also assisted 10 times in the current Premier League season, Wenger said that it’s such an exceptional achievement.
“He plays now in a position where he can provide now and he can score. He has become a complete player. Of course, it is an exceptional achievement, to score in double figures and provide in double figures.”
The Frenchman also spoke about his side’s chances of a top four finish especially following Liverpool’s 4-0 win away to West Ham United on Sunday that greatly dented their chances.
“Our chance is just to win our games. We have 69 points but our target is to get to 75. That would be 4 points more than last year. We have created the momentum again. Overall, the only chance we have to be in the top four is to win our games.”