Wenger delivers latest Arsenal injury update after Man United win

Arsene Wenger reveals that Alexis Sanchez picked up a minor groin injury during Arsenal's win over Manchester United

Arsene Wenger has revealed that Alexis Sanchez has been struggling with a minor groin problem which he picked up during Arsenal’s 3-0 win over Manchester United.

The Chile international played a pivotal role for the Gunners as he helped Wenger’s men wrap up a convincing victory over their bitter rivals at Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Sanchez scored either side of Mesut Ozil’s strike against the Red Devils to help Arsenal move up to second place in the Premier League table.

And Wenger confirmed after the game that the 26-year-old had picked up a minor muscular problem heading into the international break with Chile.

Wenger told his post-match news conference on Sunday: “He [Sanchez] has a little groin problem. Unfortunately he goes to Chile.

“You cannot stop him from going to Chile and he loves so much to play for his country and he will play against Brazil [on Friday] and Peru [next] Tuesday so the game at home against Brazil he will not want to miss.

“Hopefully he will come back in good shape.”

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Sanchez has already scored five Premier League goals in eight top-flight appearances for Arsenal so far this season.

Arsenal return to Premier League action when they travel to Watford in the English top flight on Saturday 17 October after the international break.

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