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Sanchez, Wilshere fitness boost Arsenal

first_imgSanchez’s return would be a huge lift for their title push with the Chilean forward sidelined by a hamstring problem suffered in the 1-1 draw at Norwich on November 9.Arsene Wenger said on Wednesday the showdown with the Magpies was too early for Sanchez but the FA Cup third-round match with Sunderland on January 9 was “possible”.The ongoing recovery of Wilshere will go down well at England’s HQ as well as the Emirates.Wenger had feared his midfielder would be out for the rest of the season having fractured a fibula in pre-season.But the latest medical update is a more positive one and Wenger said: “He could make it back for February or even earlier. He will be available again. Considering England play the Euros on June 10, that is a long way.”It has been a good end of year for the north London club who have jumped above all their title rivals, despite a blip on the south coast on Boxing Day with a 4-0 defeat at Southampton.Asked if Arsenal have the potential to go all the way and win their first top-flight title since 2004, Wenger said: “You cannot say that we have no chance after 19 games, we have a chance.“We are mature and the most important thing is at the end of the season to know we’ve given everything.“If a team is better than us then fair enough. But we must give everything. I believe we have to focus on ourselves more than looking at who will be our threat.”Wenger says Arsenal’s win over Bournemouth was the perfect response to their Southampton lossWenger says Arsenal’s win over Bournemouth was the perfect response to their Southampton loss.-Sky Sports-0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Alexis Sanchez and Jack Wilshere are slowly recovering for ArsenalLONDON, December 30 – Arsenal’s Premier League campaign has been boosted with the latest injury bulletin on Alexis Sanchez and Jack Wilshere.The Gunners host struggling Newcastle on January 2 having climbed to the summit of the Premier League after goals by Gabriel and Mesut Ozil helped the team to a 2-0 win over Bournemouth on Monday.last_img read more

Celtic’s Moussa Dembele ‘has chance’ of making cup final

first_imgBrendan Rodgers has confirmed Moussa Dembele will have a spell on the sidelines with a hamstring injury but refused to rule him out of the Scottish Cup final.The prolific striker suffered the injury during the 2-0 win against Rangers at Hampden on Sunday and some reports claimed the 20-year old’s season was over.The Celtic boss said he would have to monitor the player’s recovery and could not say when he would return.“He’ll be out for the foreseeable future,” Rodgers said. “He’s had a scan on his hamstring so we’ll just monitor that over the course of time. “It wouldn’t be fair to say [his season is over]. We just have to assess it over time. There’s a period of time with individuals regarding hamstrings but you can never say you won’t be back within that.“He was OK. He was on a bike today and moving the hamstring so we’ll see. It is a hamstring tear. Not overly serious but we’ll assess it over the next two to three weeks.”last_img read more