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Arsene Wenger: Sanchez approaching full fitness, Wilshere back after international break


Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says attacking midfielder Alexis Sanchez is approaching full fitness ahead of tomorrow's game against Liverpool.

The Chilean started last week's game away at Crystal Palace and could be in the staring line-up to face Brendan Rodgers' men on Monday night.

The Frenchman also confirmed that midfielder Jack Wilshere has a chance to be back in the squad after next month's international break.

"We have nobody back from the players who did not play against Crystal Palace," Wenger told reporters.

"All of the players who were available at Crystal Palace should be available on Monday night.

"[Playing before the international break] is a bit too optimistic [for Jack Wilshere], it's too early to think he would be playing for England.

"After the international break he has a chance, but before the international break he has no chance.

"On Monday night he [Alexis Sanchez] will not be short of full fitness.

"It's surprising because when he has not got the basic fitness required, he has the mental resources to dig deep and be combative to fight. He also has the talent."

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