by Lewis Ambrose

Currently on international duty, Alexis Sánchez suffered an injury scare but has been deemed fit to continue training.

The Chilean forward is currently taking part in the Copa América, which is being held in his home country.


There was a slight scare for Chile on Wednesday as Alexis reportedly felt discomfort in his right thigh. A scan has since revealed that there is no major issue, but the issue is thought to be a result of fatigue.

Following a long season where Alexis played 52 times for Arsenal in his first ever season without a winter break he has played 90 minutes in both Chile games so far, and is considered absolutely vital to their chances.

Chile play their last group game against Bolivia and Alexis has been given the green light to continue training.

The reports will likely be a concern for Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger, who could do with having Alexis available as much as possible next season.

With the tournament going on until the beginning of July it could happen that Wenger will have to start the season without Arsenal’s top scorer and player of the season from 2014/15.


Chile have taken four points from their opening two group games with a win against Ecuador followed by a draw against Mexico.

Next up they face Bolivia next at 00:30 BST on Saturday where a win would probably keep them top of the group and send them through to the quarter-finals.