Arsene Wenger claims that Alexis Sanchez should be fit to face Sunderland on Tuesday.

  • Alexis scored v Stoke in the 76th minute despite carrying knock
  • Forward has only missed seven games through injury since signing for Arsenal in 2014
  • Chilean renowned for his resilience and fitness
  • Wenger claims he’ll be fine to face Black Cats
  • Arsenal v Sunderland kicks off at 7:45pm on Tuesday 16 May

Alexis gave Wenger cause for concern when he seemed to be hobbling towards the end of Arsenal’s 4-1 win over Stoke on Saturday.

Despite the Chilean appearing to be in pain, he still managed to score his 21st Premier League goal of the season and put the Gunners 3-1 ahead with quarter of an hour to go.

The boss took him off a minute later.

Speaking after the match, Wenger confirmed that it was just a kick to the thigh and that he should be fine to face the relegated Black Cats at the Emirates midweek.

Arsenal go into the match against Sunderland four points below Liverpool in third and three below Manchester City.