[Tweet] Sanchez Hints He Made Injury Worse By Playing On With Knee Problem

By on February 11, 2015

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Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez has posted a cryptic message on Twitter that appears to hint he made his knee injury worse by playing on during our 2-1 over Leicester on Tuesday night.

Sanchez returned to the starting eleven against the Foxes after recovering from a hamstring injury that kept him out of our last two matches against Aston Villa and Tottenham.

However, the Chilean super-star picked up a knee injury midway through the first half after a heavy challenge from Matthew Upson. He returned to the field after receiving some treatment but you could clearly see the problem was causing him some discomfort.

Somewhat surprisingly, Sanchez appeared after half time but he continued to struggle in the second half before eventually being replaced by Olivier Giroud in the 68th minute.

Speaking after the game, Arsene Wenger revealed that he wanted to take Sanchez off at half-time but the attacker insisted he was fit to continue. The boss also said he wasn’t sure how serious the knee injury was or if he was set for a spell on the sidelines.

However, Sanchez has now taken to Twitter to post a rather cryptic message which appears to suggest he may have made the injury worse by playing on. His post said:

Sometimes the love for the game and anxiety to be on a football pitch works against you

Let’s hope it’s nothing serious as to lose Sanchez would be a crippling blow to our season. We’re facing a real battle to qualify for the Champions League again next season with just 3 points separating third from seventh in the table, while we’ve got the FA Cup and Champions League to worry about too, and Alexis is central to our hopes of having a successful campaign.

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