Chile are at risk of missing the World Cup next year in Russia following their poor qualifying campaign so far. To make matters worse, the team will be without influential striker Alexis Sanchez that will be suspended for one of the matches, and possibly injured for the other. Chile are currently 6th in the qualifying …
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has revealed that star forward Alexis Sanchez should be available for the Gunners’ away trip to Liverpool next weekend.
he Chile international has played no part for the north London outfit this term owing to an abdominal strain sustained prior to the club’s Community Shield triumph over Chelsea this month.
Sanchez has missed the Premier League outings against both Leicester City and Stoke City due to his minor injury, but Wenger expects him to feature in the game at Anfield, he said: “If all goes well through the week, he should be available to be selected for the next game, yes.”
Arsenal suffered a disappointing 1-0 defeat at the hands of Stoke City on Saturday but Wenger was quick to come in the defence of midfielder Mesut Ozil, who was strongly criticised by BT Sport pundits Steven Gerrard and Martin Keown for his average performance. Wenger added: “I think he did fight.”It is difficult to single anybody out. I believe we had many, many chances and personally I don’t think he deserves [criticism].”
Sanchez has been strongly linked with a potential move away from the Emirates this summer, but Wenger has remained firm on his stance that the attacker is not for sale regardless of his contract status. The Chilean footballer currently has less than 12 months left on his previous deal, and the manager is prepared to take a huge financial risk in order to push for a first Premier League title in 13 years.
The 28-year-old was surprisingly dropped to the bench during last season’s 3-1 defeat an Anfield, and Wenger will seek to have the Chilean from the off this time around as he seeks to avoid back-to-back away defeats in the top-flight.
Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez has admitted that his agent will take care of any transfer interest as he prepares for the 2017 Confederations Cup in Russia.
The Chile international had a top season for the north London club last term has contributed 15 assists and 30 goals in 51 games across all competitions.
Sanchez has always had the potential in front of goal, but he produced one of his best performances last season as guided the Gunners to yet another FA Cup title. While manager Arsene Wenger has continuously iterated that Sanchez would remain a Gunners player next season, speculation continues to link the Chilean with a move elsewhere
Bayern Munich, Chelsea and Manchester City have been touted as potential targets for the highly-talented winger, but Carlo Ancelotti’s side appear to be winning the race with agent Fernando Felicevich having met up with Bavarian officials to discuss personal terms. Sanchez stands the chance of receiving a £350,000 a week package at the Allianz Arena which is more than the £270,000 weekly salary presented to him at Arsenal. (more…)
Chile made squad announcement on Twitter.
They made an epic gaffe that would leave Arsenal fans surprised, slightly angry or in laughter. Embattled Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez was named with a FC Bayern Munich badge.
The player is rumoured to be set to exit the Premier League side this summer. Bayern are amongst the clubs that are seeking his signature. While the deal has not been struck it seems the Chilean authorities want him there already.
The Copa America champions are set to play World Cup winners Germany, Australia and Africa Nations Cup winners Cameroon in the Confederations Cup this summer. Juan Antonio Pizzi is set to lead the team to the tournament hence the list of players that are invited for preparations.
Sanchez could move to any of Bayern, Paris St Germain or Manchester City. While Arsenal would prefer to keep him, if they want to sell Arsene Wenger would do as much as possible to sell to a club outside instead of a local rival. This leaves French side PSG and Bayern as the likely employers of the 28-year old. Bayern presents stability and they have a higher chance in Europe so the Chile international might prefer a move there. (more…)
South American soccer giants Argentina have sacked national team coach Edgardo Bauza after just eight months in charge.
The AFA chief Claudio Tapia confirmed the reports that the former Sao Paulo boss was no longer managing Albiceleste after a string of disappointing performances.
Premier League football club are in search for the new Alexis Sanchez even as they are yet to tie the player on a new deal.
Arsenal have benefitted from the intense desire to perform of the Chilean. Sanchez is easily the best player at the Emirates this term, and arguably the best in the whole league at the moment.
Chile national team coach Juan Antonio Pizzi claims that he has full confidence that Manchester City and the Chile goalkeeper Claudio Bravo will return back to his best.
Chile manager Pizzi has lavished praise on winger Alexis Sanchez by claiming that he is one of the world’s best players.
Chile have been going from strength to strength in the last few years. After managing to win the Copa America in front of their home fans a few years ago, they went on to retain the title at the centenary edition in the United States.
Chile is competing in the CONMEBOL group along with: Venezuela, Bolivia, Peru, Paraguay, Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil and Uruguay.
All of these nations are fighting for the top spot of this group in order to secure their ticket into the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup.
The golden generation of Chile might miss out on the 2018 World Cup, despite their great run in recent years.
Their World Cup performance in 2010 and 2014 are the best show for the country in recent time. Their effort on home soil in 1962 comes close. They won the 2015 Copa America on home soil, and replicated same this year, defeating the same opponent – Argentina on penalty kicks.