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Alexis Sanchez previously criticised for hamstring injury

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Arsene Wenger's decision to start Alexis Sanchez at Carrow Road yesterday backfired after the Chilean pulled up with a hamstring injury. 

Before the 1-1 draw, the Arsenal chief revealed that the dynamic midfielder had picked up "a little hamstring alarm" during the club's Champions League win over Dinamo Zagreb on Tuesday. 

Wenger, despite previously admitting that the former Barcelona man was in need of a rest, opted to start his talisman, but things didn't exactly go to plan. 

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The Gunners failed to secure all three points and Sanchez left the field of play late on. It now remains to be seen how long the 26-year-old will be out of action for. 

Ultimately, though, Sanchez has endured problems with his hamstring before. An altercation involving the playmaker and Pep Guardiola during their days together at Barcelona has once again come to the surface. 

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Guardiola altercation 

Back in 2012, Sanchez suffered a hamstring injury in the final minutes of Barcelona 3-1 win over Sporting Gijon.

And Guardiola's reaction was priceless. The revered coach wasn't happy with Sanchez, telling him to “use your head" as injury struck. 

Arsenal worry 

Gunners fans may well be thinking the same thing right now. But, on this occasion, Sanchez may not be to blame. Why hasn't Wenger handed his main man a rest in the last few weeks? 

Clearly, after starring on the international stage with Chile, Sanchez hasn't been quite right. Of course, he was at his brilliant best during Arsenal's Champions League clash in midweek, but Sanchez has been notably tired recently. 

After yesterday's setback, Arsenal fans will certainly be hoping to see their top-class player return to the pitch sooner rather than later. 

Arsenal fans: who do you blame for Sanchez's injury? Have your say below! 

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