• Luis Suarez faces another international ban after giving the crowd the finger in Uruguay’s 3-1 defeat to Chile

    Luis Suarez faces another international ban after giving the crowd the finger in Uruguay’s 3-1 defeat to Chile

    Luis Suarez may find himself in hot water once again with Fifa after the Barcelona striker gave the finger to the crowd after Uruguay suffered a 3-1 defeat to Chile.

    The crucial World Cup 2018 qualifier went in Chile’s favour and Suarez could not hide his frustration with the result after a masterclass from Alexis Sanchez fired his country to victory.

    Suarez has been banned previously from international football after he was found guilty of biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini in the […]

  • Alexis Sanchez hailed as world’s best as Arsenal star shakes off injury to rescue Chile

    Alexis Sanchez hailed as world’s best as Arsenal star shakes off injury to rescue Chile

    Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez has been hailed as one of the best players in the world after he shrugged off injury to score twice in Chile’s 3-1 victory over Uruguay on Tuesday evening.

    The 27-year-old was initially a major doubt to feature during the international break after suffering a low grade hamstring tear last Tuesday.

    But the Arsenal forward showed no signs of injury as he struck twice in the second half to secure a vital victory in Chile’s World Cup qualifying campaign.

    ‘Individuals […]

  • Chile 3-1 Uruguay: Alexis double decisive as hosts fight back

    Chile 3-1 Uruguay: Alexis double decisive as hosts fight back

    Juan Antonio Pizzi’s men fell behind to Edinson Cavani’s opener and had to be rescued by the Arsenal forward’s contributions in the second half.

    Alexis Sanchez struck twice in the second half of Chile’s 3-1 win over Uruguay on Tuesday to secure a crucial result in their 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign.

    Sanchez was named in the starting XI after overcoming a muscle problem which forced him to sit out the goalless draw in Colombia last week.

    And the Arsenal star proved to […]

  • Alexis Sanchez to risk injury against Uruguay

    Alexis Sanchez to risk injury against Uruguay

    The Arsenal and Bayern Munich stars have both recovered fronm injury and are set to line up for Chile in Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier.

    Chile manager Juan Antonio Pizzi has confirmed that Alexis Sanchez and Arturo Vidal will both play in their country’s World Cup qualifier with Uruguay.

    After pulling up in training, Arsenal attacker Alexis missed Thursday’s scoreless draw with Colombia, but Pizzi is confident that he has recovered well enough from a calf problem to feature in Tuesday night’s game.

    Bayern […]

  • Chile hit back at Arsenal over Alexis Sanchez’s injury

    Chile hit back at Arsenal over Alexis Sanchez’s injury

    Chile coach Juan Antonio Pizzi has announced that Alexis Sanchez is available for their World Cup qualifier against Uruguay and insists he is taking no risks by playing the Arsenal forward.

    The 27-year-old suffered a hamstring injury last Tuesday but Chile’s medical team claimed that it was only a ‘low grade tear’.

    Ahead of Tuesday’s clash against Uruguay, Sanchez trained on Sunday with the rest of his Chile team-mates but his right thigh was heavily bandaged.

    Last week, Arsene Wenger was critical of […]

  • Alexis Sanchez returns to Chile training

    Alexis Sanchez returns to Chile training

    The Arsenal attacker joined Claudio Bravo in training for Juan Antonio Pizzi’s side ahead of their clash with Uruguay.

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been given a boost with news that Alexis Sanchez is back in training with Chile.

    The former Barcelona forward limped off during training on Tuesday with a calf problem, causing him to miss the World Cup qualifier with Colombia.

    However, Sanchez returned to training for Juan Antonio Pizzi’s side on Sunday, with Manchester City goalkeeper Claudio Bravo also back […]

  • Alexis Sanchez’s Arsenal return blocked by Chile national team

    Alexis Sanchez’s Arsenal return blocked by Chile national team

    Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez is being kept with the Chile national squad despite concerns over a hamstring injury picked up this week.

    The Gunners had wanted the 27-year-old to return to London after this scare, with Arsene Wenger slamming Chile’s approach to the player’s fitness as ‘suicidal’.

    Sanchez is one of Arsenal’s most important players, particularly after establishing himself as first choice striker after making the move up front this season, and Wenger knows he cannot afford to be without him for […]

  • Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez speaks out for first time since injury scare with Chile

    Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez speaks out for first time since injury scare with Chile

    Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez has spoken out for the first time since picking up an injury while away with Chile.

    Sanchez was initially understood to have suffered a calf problem while on international duty but the Chilean FA then confirmed that the 27-year-old had in fact sustained a hamstring strain.

    Chile travel to face Colombia on Thursday evening and the Gunners forward has already been ruled out of the crucial World Cup qualifier.

    ‘Come on, Chile…Success and strength companions, I wish you the […]

  • Arsenal demanding Chile send Alexis back to London

    Arsenal demanding Chile send Alexis back to London

    Arsenal are demanding Chile send Alexis Sanchez back to London after his injury scare.

     

    The Daily Mail says Arsenal want Alexis to return to London after the forward’s worrying injury scare on Tuesday.

    Sanchez suffered a calf problem while training with Chile and will miss Friday’s clash against Colombia.

    Chile want to keep hold of the forward in hope he may be available to play against Uruguay next week.

    His injury is being assessed by medical staff with his national team but the Gunners […]

  • Wenger warns Chile over ‘suicidal decision’ with injured Alexis

    Wenger warns Chile over ‘suicidal decision’ with injured Alexis

    The forward suffered a hamstring injury while away on international duty and the Gunners boss is concerned he will be rushed back by his national side.

     

    Arsene Wenger has demanded Arsenal’s medical staff are permitted to examine MRI scans of Alexis Sanchez’s hamstring injury to prevent Chile from making a “suicidal decision” over the fitness of the Gunners’ star forward.

    It was initially thought Alexis had suffered a calf problem, but Wenger has revealed the former Barcelona man is suffering from a […]

  • Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez tells friends he’s fine following injury scare

    Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez tells friends he’s fine following injury scare

    Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez has informed his inner circle that his injury is not serious and he will be fit to play for Chile on Tuesday.

    Sanchez is understood to have suffered a low-grade muscle tear, which will have been a worry for Arsene Wenger, but it appears the 27-year-old will return to action next week.

    Chile face Uruguay in their World Cup qualifier on Tuesday and the Gunners star is confident of being fit for the fixture.

    ‘It is hurting a bit […]