Wenger says altercation could have killed Arsenal star

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has stated that Alexis Sanchez could have been killed after colliding with a camera at Carrow Road last weekend.

The Chilean star hurtled off the pitch against Norwich and took a nasty spill on the sidelines with a television camera in place to showcase the game.

Sanchez has subsequently been injured and is set to spend time on the sidelines, with Wenger’s injury list starting to mount up.

The French manager was cynical after the incident, claiming that the South American star could even have died in the accident.

“First of all, it’s dangerous to have a camera there,” Wenger told The Guardian.

“Secondly, he didn’t need to push him like he did. He could have killed him. I think the camera position was absolutely dangerous.

“When Alexis was pushed it did not shock anybody. Nobody suggested that he could displace his back or his hamstring. The injury can come from that as well.”

Arsenal went on to draw the game 1-1, with a long-term injury to Santi Cazorla also adding another headache for the Gunners boss.

The North London side have been unlucky with injuries this term again, with Wenger down to the bare bones of his squad at the moment.

Arsenal host a resurgent Sunderland side this weekend and will hope to get three points without Sanchez, who is thought to be sidelined for a prolonged period of time.

 


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