Photo: Alexis Sanchez all smiles despite Arsenal injury setback

Alexis Sanchez is in good spirits despite suffering a setback in his recovery from a hamstring injury

Alexis Sanchez looks to be keeping himself in good spirits despite his latest Arsenal injury setback.

The Chile international has not featured for the Gunners since suffering a hamstring injury during the 1-1 draw with Norwich earlier this month and he sat out Monday night’s 2-1 win over Manchester City at Emirates Stadium.

In what is a significant blow for the Gunners, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger confirmed after Monday’s game that Sanchez had suffered a setback in his recovery and is expected to miss the busy Christmas period, with his return not scheduled until 10 January.

However, the former Barcelona star does not appear to have let his setback dampen his spirits in the build-up to Christmas, if his latest post on social media is anything to go by.

Sanchez shared the picture above on his personal Instagram account on Tuesday afternoon and wrote: “😉😀🎄🐶🐶🏃🎅”

MORE: The latest Arsenal news and views

MORE: The latest Arsenal player tweets

Arsenal return to Premier League action with a trip to Southampton on Boxing Day, before hosting Bournemouth at The Emirates on 28 December.

Gary Lineker
‘Classy’: Gary Lineker reacts to Kai Havertz’s display in Chelsea FC v Crystal Palace
Paul Merson
Paul Merson raves about 'phenomenal' Chelsea FC star Mason Mount
Michael Owen
Michael Owen reveals his prediction for Tottenham v Man United
Michael Owen
Michael Owen reveals his prediction for Crystal Palace v Chelsea FC
Paul Scholes
Paul Scholes sends message to Man United fans about Erling Haaland
Gary Lineker
‘Classy’: Gary Lineker reacts to Kai Havertz’s display in Chelsea FC v Crystal Palace
Paul Merson
Paul Merson raves about 'phenomenal' Chelsea FC star Mason Mount
Michael Owen
Michael Owen reveals his prediction for Tottenham v Man United
Michael Owen
Michael Owen reveals his prediction for Crystal Palace v Chelsea FC
Paul Scholes
Paul Scholes sends message to Man United fans about Erling Haaland
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature