Arsene Wenger has given the latest update he has received on one of his players who suffered an injury scare earlier this week.

The Gunners have a nervy wait ahead of the trip to Manchester United with several internatonal fixtures to come within the next few days.

Alexis Sanchez had to be withdrawn from training with Chile on Tuesday due to a calf problem and Wenger has cleared up the current uncertainty surrounding the 27-year-old’s fitness.

In an interview with beIN Sports, the boss said: “I got a text last night (to say) that he has a hamstring injury. The team from Chile has travelled without him and they kept him to try and get him fit to play Uruguay for the second game on Tuesday night.

“I believe that with a hamstring injury. We have to get access for our medical staff to the MRI scan to see what grade it is, how bad it is and make absolutely sure they don’t make any suicidal decision that could harm his future for two or three months.

“That is absolutely important. It’s a grey area between the national team and the club team and of course they look at their own results which I can understand but we have to preserve the health of Alexis Sanchez.

“He always wants to play and that’s where it is a more sensitive case because he’s always ready to play even when injured.”

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