Despite being ruled out of tonight’s game with Colombia, Alexis Sanchez is to stay with Chile rather than return to London.
The information about his injury seems very muddled, with some saying it’s a minor calf strain while others seem to think it could be a lot more serious.
The Arsenal man has apparently made it known that despite the pain he’s ready to play against Uruguay next week, while coach Juan Antonio Pizzi thinks about ways of dealing with the 27 year old.
“He is very important, but we are working to find ways to replace him,” he said.
“Not having Alexis is a reality to face, but we rely on the entire group.”
As for returning to London, he played down that suggestion, saying, “He is recovering and will continue with La Roja.”
It remains to be seen just how serious the injury is, but let’s hope he doesn’t risk aggravating it, given that Arsenal’s next two games are against Man United, and then PSG in a Champions League fixture which could decide the group.