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Sanchez injury concern for Gunners

Arsenal is sweating over the fitness of talisman Alexis Sanchez ahead of their match against West Brom this weekend as the forward continues to struggle with a calf injury.

The Chile international sustained the problem whilst playing for his country during their 1-1 World Cup qualifying draw with Colombia on Thursday and he is now a major doubt for La Roja’s clash with Uruguay on Tuesday.

The 26-year-old will be given until the last possible moment to prove his fitness for the match, with national team boss Jorge Sampaoli desperate to include the former Barcelona player in his starting line-up in Montevideo.

He said: “Alexis has a pain in his calf and we will wait for him until the last minute to see if he is ready to play.”

Sanchez’s inclusion in the side could be to the detriment of the Gunners as he could cause further damage to his calf during the contest, while he also faces a long flight back to London following the conclusion of the match.

The North London club is currently level on points with Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table and they will be desperate to have the Chilean fit for the trip to the Hawthorns on Saturday.

Should Sanchez fail to recover in time for the match against Tony Pulis’s side then he may also be a doubt for the Gunners must-win Champions League clash with Dinamo Zagreb at the Emirates Stadium on November 24.