Arsenal’s week took a turn for the worse yesterday after the Chilean FA confirmed that Alexis Sanchez has picked up a muscular tear in his calf, which could leave the Gunners without their star-man for a number of weeks.
Although the full extent of Alexis’ injury is yet to be revealed, as Arsenal are forced to await the results of a scan today, fear is rising in North London amidst suggestions Alexis could be out until Christmas.
With Arsenal facing a huge clash with Manchester United in a week-and-a-half, before then tackling Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League, the Gunners will be concerned that their key-player could miss the most important stage of the season so far.
If Alexis was to remain sidelined, Olivier Giroud would step into a starting spot but with Lucas Perez and Danny Welbeck also injured, it would leave the Gunners with a severe lack of options for the striking berth in their squad.
Naturally, Arsenal fans have been extremely concerned and have taken to social media to share their woes.
To hell with #ElectionDay Alexis Sanchez's injury is the most important thing in the world right now.
— Jubril Kareem (@jaki006) November 8, 2016
Bellerin signing a 6 year deal and Alexis possibly out for 6 weeks is the most Arsenal like thing to ever happen in one day
— Josh Challies (@Challies11) November 8, 2016
Wenger getting back after the international break to see all the fit players pic.twitter.com/v34uLVPsPq
— TikiTakaConnor (@TikiTakaConnor) November 9, 2016
Alexis out until Christmas time or even the new year is a huge blow. Lack of forwards now with Welbeck & Lucas already out. Giroud time…
— Sam (@samuelJayC) November 8, 2016
Would take Donald Trump for Alexis to be fit for United away. Right now. Done deal.
— Pablo (@AFCAMDEN) November 8, 2016
Can't believe what I'm seeing on news, reading on social media. This is dreadful. What is the world coming too!?
Alexis out for 6 weeks! ????
— The Arsenal (@DareToWenger) November 9, 2016
Arsenal pay his wages, Arsenal are his employers, they need to recall Alexis immediately and wrap him in cotton wool!
— Mr DT © (@mrdt2016) November 8, 2016