Alexis Sanchez set for a return to Arsenal's starting line-up at Selhurst Park

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Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez looks set to return to the starting line-up for the Gunners trip to Crystal Palace.

The Chilean was on the bench for Arsenal's 2-0 opening day loss to West Ham United and came on as a 67th minute substitute for Mathieu Debuchy.

Arsene Wenger was reluctant to use the 26-year-old at the Emirates but his hand was forced with Arsenal 2-0 down, however the manager has confirmed Sanchez is ready for the trip to Crystal Palace.


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The former Barcelona star scored 25 goals in 53 appearances in debut season in North London and will be vital to any success Arsenal have this season.

As seen on the club's official website, Wenger said: Alexis Sanchez is fit, he’s been working hard and is ready for the weekend."


Wenger will be hoping Sanchez can help bring back the usual zip and penetration that was missing for the Gunners in their shock opening day defeat.

Following a short summer, having helped Chile to Coma America success, Sanchez will be looking to hit the ground running and ensure Arsenal get their season heading in the right direction at Selhurst Park.

It is only early in the season but more drop points could spell disaster for the Gunners, who could find themselves in the all too familiar position of having to play catch-up with their title rivals from the off.

With Sanchez back it would point to one of Aaron Ramsey, Mesut Ozil or Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain dropping to the substitutes bench, Wenger may even decide to bench Olivier Giroud and play the Chilean upfront.

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