Arsenal are increasingly confident that Alexis Sanchez will be fit to play in Sunday's Premier League clash against Norwich City after fears regarding a hamstring injury were dismissed.
Arsene Wenger caused panic amongst Arsenal fans after revealing there had been a "hamstring alarm" following their 3-0 win over Dinamo Zagreb on Tuesday. Sanchez had starred in that game, scoring two and assisting another, but he had not escaped unscathed.
However, according to the Daily Mail, the medical team at London Colney have run the rule over the Chile sensation and are confident he will be fit to face the Canaries at Carrow Road.
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It will be a significant boost for the Gunners, who have been reliant on the efforts of Sanchez to push them into the Premier League title race. He has six league goals already this season and is considered key to sustaining the challenge.
But that does not mean Wenger will start him. The Frenchman has already suggested the 26-year-old is in dire need of a rest. Sanchez has barely missed a game since arriving from Barcelona in 2014 and had a very short summer break following Chile's Copa America campaign.
There is no good time to rest your most effective player, especially after Arsenal suffered a shock defeat to West Brom last week, scuppering another chance to claim top spot ahead of Leicester City.
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Wenger is also set to welcome Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain back from a hamstring injury. The England international has not played since Arsenal's 3-0 reverse against Sheffield Wednesday last month but is in contention to travel to East Anglia.
Joel Campbell was another victim from Tuesday's game. He suffered a calf strain, but will be assessed tomorrow before a final decision is made.
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