Alexis Sanchez is set to undergo a fitness test when he returns to Arsenal ahead of this weekend’s Premier League game against West Brom at the Hawthorns.

The forward played the full 90 minutes for his country as they crashed to a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Uruguay despite carrying a calf problem and Arsene Wenger is said to be concerned about the state the player will return to London in.

Colombian referee Wilmar Rondan shows a yellow card to Chile's Alexis Sanchez during their Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup South American Qualifiers football match, in Montevideo, on November 17, 2015. AFP PHOTO / MIGUEL ROJ
Colombian referee Wilmar Rondan shows a yellow card to Chile’s Alexis Sanchez during their Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup South American Qualifiers football match, in Montevideo, on November 17, 2015. AFP PHOTO / MIGUEL ROJ

With the press speculating that Alexis could be rested for the game against Tony Pulis’s New Orc Army, Arsenal could have to rely on Olivier Giroud as their only attacking threat (I’m assuming we aren’t counting Joel Campbell) and his head is hardly likely to be in the best of places after the events in Paris on Friday.

With those in mind, it seems churlish in the extreme to bitch about player options, so let’s not do that and just deal with whatever we have to work with

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