Alexis Sanchez will be available for Arsenal’s visit to Watford on Saturday afternoon.
This is according to the Telegraph’s Jeremy Wilson, who claims the 26-year-old has been passed fit to play following a hip injury and two games for Chile during the international break.
Arsene Wenger admitted in his pre-match press conference on Thursday - per Sky Sports - that Sanchez was a doubt for Arsenal’s next Premier League fixture, but the committed South American is now likely to start at Vicarage Road.
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The news will come as a major boost to Arsenal, who could move to the top of the Premier League table this weekend.
However, in order for that to happen they would need to better the result of league-leaders Manchester City, who have a superior goal difference than the Gunners and face Bournemouth at home on Saturday - albeit without the injured duo Sergio Aguero and David Silva.
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Alexis Sanchez: The world's third-best player?
There are few players in world football - let alone the Premier League - in better form than Arsenal’s superb Chilean right now.
Before the international break, the former Udinese and Barcelona star scored six goals in three matches for Arsenal - and during it, he netted three goals in two matches, including one against Brazil.
Sanchez started the 2015-16 campaign relatively slowly by his own exceptionally high standards - presumably after being rushed back for the start of the Premier League campaign following his exploits at the Copa America - but has now rediscovered his best form.
And few would bet against him adding to his tally against Watford, who occupy 12th place in the Premier League table, on Saturday.
Arsenal fans: is Alexis Sanchez currently the world’s third-best player? Have your say by leaving a comment in the box below!