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Alexis Alejandro Sanchez | Forward

Team: Arsenal
Age / DOB:  (27) / 12/19/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'7" / 154

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Alexis Sanchez assisted on Calum Chambers' opener and then scored the winner as Arsenal squeezed by Burnley 2-1 at the Emirates to move on to the 5th round of the FA Cup.
The two time defending FA Cup champions started a mix of first team and reserve players and it was just barely enough to slip by Championship high fliers Burnley. The Clarets were the better team for stretches of the match but they had no answer for Alexis Sanchez who was calm in a tight space to tee up Calum Chambers for the opener. The Chilean finished the scoring from an Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain cross after Arsenal had let the Clarets back in the match. Sanchez certainly looked back to his best after significant time out injured. Jan 30 - 3:31 PM

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Arsene Wenger implied that Alexis Sanchez will be available for Chelsea on Sunday and it is likely that the Chilean will start.

Arsenal will be excited to have both Sanchez and Mesut Ozil back as they look to topple the opponent who has given them the most trouble in recent years. Sanchez is unlikely to play 90 minutes but he does seem likely to start. Fantasy managers should be at least a little wary since Sanchez is likely to be rusty after significant time recovering from his hamstring injury.
Jan 22 - 5:30 PM

Mesut Ozil will be ready for Sundays' derby against Chelsea at The Emirates. Meanwhile, the next two days will be decisive for Alexis Sanchez in terms of proving his fitness.

Ozil is available after minor foot inflammation ruled him out of last weekends’ draw at Stoke while Sanchez hasn’t featured since limping off at Carrow Road back in November: "The doubt is that he has been out for a long time and [there is] the risk of a setback if you try to go too early. I am cautious with him because we cannot afford a setback." However, the Chilean winger is expected to be included. Francis Coquelin is ahead of schedule and will re-join the group in training today, Danny Welbeck should be back next week and Tomas Rosicky will play for the Under-21s on Friday.
Source: The Express
Jan 21 - 6:25 AM

Arsene Wenger was cryptic when referencing Alexis Sanchez's status for Sunday's match in his news conference ahead of Arsenal's trip to Stoke City.

A trip to the Britannia is nothing to sneeze at this season and Arsenal will want to rebound from the disappointing final few minutes at Anfield on Wednesday. Whether that inspires Arsene Wenger to push Alexis into the starting line-up or not is uncertain. The manager said the player could play but that it would be a risk which doesn't really tell us much about what he plans on doing. If you have to make a choice then it's probably best to assume that Alexis isn't going to play or is only going to feature as a substitute.
Jan 15 - 10:58 AM

Arsene Wenger indicated that Alexis Sanchez is very close to returning but that he is likely to be a bit short for the match against Liverpool on Wednesday.

While the Chilean attacker is going to miss the trip to Anfield it looks like he will be available for the trip to Stoke City over the weekend and the visit of Chelsea the following weekend. Arsenal have coped well without Sanchez and may well benefit down the stretch from him having head a break from competitive action for an extended period after what has been an exhausting schedule for club and country in recent months.
Jan 11 - 11:03 AM

Arsene Wenger has confirmed during an Arsenal media briefing that Alexis Sanchez will NOT be involved in this weekends’ FA Cup tie against Sunderland at The Emirates.

The Chilean winger has been sidelined since limping off at Carrow Road in November (plus his subsequent setback) and it was thought that Sanchez would be included in Saturdays’ squad. However, Wenger revealed: "Alexis is not quite ready. It is a precaution because of his hamstring, and it takes a few more days. He’s not bad but he’s not ready." The delay calls into question his availability to face Liverpool in game week twenty-one. On a more positive note. Mikel Arteta will be added to the Gunners squad while Tomas Rosicky should re-join the group in training next week.
Jan 7 - 12:02 PM

Arsenal will be without Alexis Sanchez yet again as the Chilean continues to recover from his hamstring injury.

Arsenal have coped reasonably well without Alexis who probably needed a bit of a break anyway after being "in the red" yet again this season. His injury-enforced absence isn't quite the same as getting an actual break from physical activity but it should give other tired muscles a chance to recuperate. One player wasn't going to change the course of the Southampton match and they've won their other matches since the debacle at Norwich. Look for Sanchez to return against Sunderland after the international break.
Thu, Dec 31, 2015 01:57:00 PM

Alexis Sanchez suffered a setback in his recovery from a hamstring injury and will now be out until sometime in January.

Arsene Wenger was optimistic coming into Arsenal's match against Manchester City that Alexis had at least some chance of playing a part. How quickly things went from "he could play on Monday" to "he's out for three more weeks". Apparently Sanchez suffered a setback which, combined with the January international break will likely see him miss Arsenal's matches between now and mid-January. If it means that he also misses any matches Chile plays over that stretch, that may not be such a bad thing.
Mon, Dec 21, 2015 08:42:00 PM

Arsene Wenger indicated that while Alexis has started running, he has yet to train with the squad ahead of Monday's match with Manchester City.

The Arsenal manager refused to completely rule out Alexis' participation on Monday but he certainly didn't make it sound likely. In saying that he was running he offered hope but ending with the fact that he has yet to train with the squad he put a damper on the notion that Alexis could start. It wouldn't be a shock if he were on the bench Monday and used as a late substitute if Arsenal need a late goal to get a draw or a win. When planning fantasy squads for the weekend, that's the most managers should assume.
Thu, Dec 17, 2015 09:54:00 AM

Arsene Wenger, speaking after the win over Aston Villa, said " people think he will not be ready but Alexis being Alexis you never know."

So you're saying there's a chance? No, not really. It certainly creates some level of hope among supporters that the Chilean may be available for what is, by far, the most important fixture of the festive period for the Gunners. They should be able to cope without Sanchez for Southampton, Bournemouth and Newcastle but even a wounded City will require as many hands on deck as Arsenal can field. Still, based on this prognosis, fantasy managers and supporters alike should expect to be without Sanchez for Week 17.
Wed, Dec 16, 2015 09:47:00 AM

Arsene Wenger has been very non-specific when discussing Alexis' hamstring injury and when he might return from it.

Arsene Wenger was very specific when he said that Sanchez would not be available for Week 16 against Aston Villa but he was pretty uninformative after that. He said that the Chilean was going to be the first of the current crop of injured players to return but that doesn't really give us much to go on. If he isn't ready for Manchester City on the 21st then Wenger might choose to rest him until after the international break because he has the struggling trio of Southampton, Bournemouth and Newcastle on the schedule. Solid time for a much-needed break. Of course that would fly in the face of everything we've seen from Wenger relative to Sanchez and when Wenger plays him.
Fri, Dec 11, 2015 11:47:00 AM

Alexis Sanchez provided a beautiful ball for Mesut Ozil's opener but he left the match with a hamstring injury and Arsenal drew at Carrow Road.

It was a disappointing match on many levels for Arsenal supporters after dropping two points they would have expected to pick up and losing two additional starters with Alexis and Laurent Koscielny both leaving early with what look like multi-week injuries. Sanchez started brightly with a great interception and pass to set up Mesut Ozil's goal in the first half. It went downhill after that with Koscielny going out with what looked like a hip injury, Norwich scoring and then Sanchez going out.
Sun, Nov 29, 2015 01:13:00 PM

The Chilean forward had a hamstring concern in midweek but looks set to play as Arsenal face Norwich City in Week 14 action.

Supporters will certainly be torn between needing a win over the Canaries and wanting Sanchez to get a rest so that he doesn't pick up a significant injury. Sanchez eased some worries with two goals and an assist against Zagreb in mid-week after weeks of sub-par attacking output. Still, he is the runaway Premier League leader in terms of minutes played between club and country so he could use a rest.
Source: BBC Sport
Fri, Nov 27, 2015 01:57:00 PM

Alexis Sanchez continues to be the main focus of Arsenal attention after Arsene Wenger alluded to the fact that his Chilean winger would be checked on Thursday having felt a slight problem in his hamstring.

However, having spoken to the club and more specifically, the medical team I’m assured that Sanchez along with Joel Campbell [calf] are perfectly fine. Both had been feeling a little tightness and [very minor] discomfort, but the pair have trained as normal and will be available for the trip to Carrow Road barring any setbacks. Wenger expects to name the same squad which confidently despatched Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League with the possibility of adding Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to the group after he returned to full training. Olivier Giroud [ankle] and Hector Bellerin [groin] are also available after they were withdrawn as a precaution on Tuesday with the game already won.
Thu, Nov 26, 2015 11:25:00 AM

Alexis Sanchez continued to pile up the minutes as he played all of both matches for Chile in South American World Cup qualifying over the international "break".

The Chilean attacker has been slumping at Arsenal since Arsene Wenger declared that he was pushing "into the red" again. There have been suggestions that he doesn't link up particularly well with Olivier Giroud and is only at his best when Theo Walcott is playing as Arsenal's center forward but there is also a fairly straight forward school of thought that Sanchez is just in dire need of a week or two off to recharge. Wenger has hinted at resting his talisman before without actually doing it but as Walcott, Oxlade-Chamberlain, and Aaron Ramsey return to health you have to expect that Sanchez is going to be rotated at least once.
Wed, Nov 18, 2015 10:04:00 AM