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Arsene Wenger: Injury update on Alexis Sanchez, Laurent Koscielny and Santi Cazorla


Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says attacking midfielder Alexis Sanchez was fit to face Norwich City on Sunday afternoon.

On Thursday, the Frenchman revealed that the Chilean had a "little hamstring alarm" but still opted to deploy him only for the 26-year-old to suffer an apparent hamstring problem in the second half of the game.

Defender Laurent Koscielny and midfielder Santi Cazorla will also be assessed on Monday morning after picking a hip injury and a knee injury respectively.

"The players are there to play football and not to be rested when the press decides they need to be rested," Wenger told reporters.

"He [Alexis Sanchez] says it is a kick on his hamstring. I fear the reality is worse than that.

"Nobody is scientifically developed enough, not even the press, to predict exactly when a guy would be injured. I must say that with all humility we are not position to predict that, despite all our test he looked alright.

"We checked him [during the week] and when you have no force and no middle stretch in your hamstring then there is no problem and he had that.

"In the first half he [Santi Cazorla] got a kick on the knee and it got worse. I don't know if he has jaded his knee ligament or he it was just a kick on the nerve but the worrying thing was it got worse during the game.

"For [Laurent] Koscielny it was a kick on his hip and he could not move at all. We have to assess all of that."

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