Arsene Wenger says Alexis Sanchez’ ankle is in an absolutely terrible state and he shouldn’t have played the second half, if he hadn’t insisted.
The chilean forward suffered a heavy knock on his ankle in the first half and shouldn’t have played a minute of the second half.
Sanchez scored the only goal in the 3-1 loss, as Arsenal slipped to fifth and the forward was subbed off in the 78th minute.
“He was injured from the tackle in the first half. His ankle is in an absolutely terrible state,” the Gunners boss said.
“He should not have played in the second half but he insisted. In the first half he created many dangerous situations but in the second half he couldn’t anymore, so we had to take him off.
“I think Chile goes to Argentina for a massive game and they play next week. If it’s only a kick then he will play. But his ankle is swollen. If the ligament is damaged, he will not play.”