‘I hope I got it right with Alexis’

Arsene Wenger hopes he “got it right” by giving Alexis a long break ahead of the new Premier League season.

The Chile star won the Copa America for a second consecutive summer and is expected to return to the Arsenal side for Sunday’s friendly against Manchester City in Gothenburg.

“The problem with Sanchez is to be cautious with him because it’s nearly impossible,” said Wenger. “But you know what I did, I gave him a long break because I know that this was needed for him.

“They played two Copa Americas in a row and in England you don’t have a winter break. He got an injury. I know as well that you give Sanchez five weeks holiday, he will stay quiet one week and after he will start to run everywhere, and he comes back fit.

“I hope I got it right, that he had a good rest and regenerated a little bit, because he looks alright. We will see on Sunday.”


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