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Arsene Wenger reveals injury worries for Arsenal hero after Manchester United thrashing

PUBLISHED: 19:31 04 October 2015 | UPDATED: 19:31 04 October 2015

Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez, (left) battles for possession of the ball with Manchester United's Luis Antonio Valencia, (right) (John Walton/PA Wire)

Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez, (left) battles for possession of the ball with Manchester United's Luis Antonio Valencia, (right) (John Walton/PA Wire)

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Arsene Wenger says Alexis Sanchez has a groin problem after the forward starred in Arsenal’s 3-0 win over Manchester United.

Sanchez scored twice as the Gunners found the net three times in the opening 20 minutes at the Emirates Stadium but he limped off in the second half and was replaced by Kieran Gibbs.

With six goals in his last three games, Sanchez is in the middle of his best run of form of the current campaign.

But with an international break looming Wenger is worried the 26-year-old could aggravate a minor injury he picked up in the victory at the Emirates Stadium.

“He has a little groin problem and unfortunately he goes to Chile now,” Wenger said. “You cannot stop him from going and he loves so much to play for his country.

“They play against Brazil and Peru and the game against Brazil of course he will not want to miss. I hope he will come back in good shape.

After the game Wenger was asked what his plan was for his side’s upcoming matches, including a crucial Champions League group stage clash with German giants Bayern Munich.

“My plan is to pray now that everybody comes back from international games without any injuries,” he said.

“We have a short group, we play at Watford straight away and on Tuesday night against Bayern Munich here where we will need the same kind of performances.”


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