Arsenal round-up: Thierry Henry criticises decision to play Alexis Sanchez

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Arsenal fans, good day.

Welcome to the first round-up of the week, we promise that it’s filled with all the juiciest backlash from the weekend just gone.

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Henry criticism on Wenger

After the 1-1 draw with Norwich, spirits are hardly in the sky at Arsenal.

One of the most combustible elements of the disappointment is the injury picked up by Alexis Sanchez, who limped off clutching the back of his leg in the 57th minute.

A hamstring injury looks to have been the problem, with the Chile international having been a doubt for the game beforehand anyway.

To make matters worse, Thierry Henry has weighed in on the subject and believes Arsene Wenger made a mistake playing him.

Henry said he sympathised with Wenger’s position, but that doesn’t really make things better.

"I can feel for Arsene, in a way, you're playing for the title, you're coming here, you need to win; obviously if you ask Alexis Sanchez if he's OK he's going to say 'yes'. If not, if the guy says 'no', then he might as well leave the club, you're there to play," Henry said.

"But I think you almost don't have to ask him anything if you want to rest him. I personally wouldn't have liked that when I was a player but then you take it on the chin and you see the bigger picture because you want to be out there and play for the whole season.

"He plays for Chile, travels 14 hours there and back, he plays every game but even when the game is won sometimes he will still go and put some pressure on teams... I'm not a coach, I don't know how it is with all the pressure of players - I know I was a pain in the neck when you take me out in the game - but I thought at the time, the game was won against Dinamo Zagreb; he scored, he had a good game, he didn't get injured, 20 minutes to go, take him out."

Wenger on Sanchez

Elsewhere, Wenger himself has revealed he fears Sanchez is more injured than he’s letting on.

The Frenchman said Sanchez had described the worry as a ‘kick to his hamstring’, but that it could be more severe than first thought. Fans will certainly be desperate to have him back as soon as possible.

More scans = more bad news

Last, but not least, Laurent Koscielny and Santi Cazorla will also undergo scans this week with the aim of handing the club a better notion on how long they might be missing for.

The duo joined Sanchez in picking up injuries this weekend just gone and extensive tests are scheduled for tomorrow. Koscielny is said to have an issue with his back while Cazorla’s knee is his main concern.

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