Arsene Wenger has sent somewhat mixed messages about the fitness of Alexis Sanchez ahead of Sunday’s game with Stoke.
The Chilean has been out of action since November with a hamstring strain, and has been tipped to make his comeback this weekend at the Brittania Stadium.
Speaking at his press conference tomorrow, the Arsenal manager said that Sanchez was ‘fit’ but also that his selection might still be a bit of a risk.
“There’s a question mark about Sanchez,” he said. “He has two decisive days, today and tomorrow. He’s fit; he’s worked very hard. The decision we have to make is whether to take a gamble on his injury.”
Even if he does come through the fitness tests it seems a place on the bench is about as much as we could hope for. The manager will also check the readiness of new boy Mohamed Elneny before making a decision as to his participation this weekend.