Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said that forward Alexis Sanchez is ready to return to action when Arsenal take on Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday.
The Chile international has yet to feature this season as his future remains shrouded in uncertainty, but his manager says the striker’s refusal to sign a new contract has not affected his focus.
The twenty-eight year-old had been out with an abdominal strain which forced him to miss the Community Shield win over Chelsea and Premier League games against Leicester and Stoke.
Wenger said: “Overall he looks in good shape. Alexis works very hard, gives so much and he looks ready. i’ll have to decide what to do but he’s ready to play.”
sanchez has less than a year remaining on his current deal at the Emirates Stadium and has been linked with a move away this summer, but Wenger believes the striker’s return to fitness suggests he will be staying at the club this season.