Arsenal coach Wenger willing to take blame for Sanchez injury

London, Dec 4 (IANS) Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger on Friday said he has no problems if he is blamed for key striker Alexis Sanchez’s hamstring injury.

Sanchez had to be substituted in the second half of the game against Norwich City in an English Premier league match on Sunday which ended in a 1-1 stalemate.

“If you want to blame me for injuries I have no problem with it,” Wenger was quoted as saying by

“Sanchez had four weeks holiday, he was rested in some games. We had five days between Dinamo (Zagreb) and Norwich.”

“I spoke with him before the game and he was adamant that he could play. I never force anyone to play.”

“No one said he could displace his hamstring or back. If you want to blame me with the injuries, I have no problem with it,” he added.

Sanchez joins the likes of Santi Cazorla, Jack Wilshere, Danny Welbeck and Mikel Arteta who have been sidelined due to injuries.

However, the only good news for Wenger will be that defender Laurent Koscielny and forward Theo Walcott could be fit for Saturday’s clash with Sunderland.

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of or any employee thereof. is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here