Arsenal confirm Alexis Sanchez ISN’T injured after dropping to bench

Arsenal confirm that Alexis Sánchez ISN'T injured after an administrative error led to confusion at Villa Park

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Arsenal have clarified that Alexis Sanchez ISN’T injured after the Chilean was left on the bench for the clash against Aston Villa on Saturday.

The £35m summer signing was replaced by England international Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in Arsene Wenger’s starting line-up at Villa Park.

Former Manchester United defender Phil Neville was the first to express his bemusement at Sanchez’s omission after the forward had initially been named in the starting line-up.

Naturally, Twitter started to speculate whether Sanchez had picked up an injury during the warm-up, prompting Wenger to drop the former Barcelona man to the bench as a precautionary measure.

However, Arsenal took to their official Twitter account to clarify that the 25-year-old was not injured after an apparent administrative issue led to the confusion.

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