Not for the first time, Alexis Sanchez is choosing to play through the pain despite clearly not being in fully fit condition.

The former Barcelona star was one of the first names on the team sheet last season, leading the Gunners to a memorable FA Cup final victory over Chelsea.

Sanchez, whose form was occasionally interrupted by injuries during the campaign, suffered an ankle problem in training as Chile prepared for the Confederations Cup.

But to the surprise of many, the 28-year-old still managed to play for more than 32 minutes in Sunday’s 2-0 win over Cameroon.

And it now appears as though his second half appearance came at a price as he posted worrying images of his leg after the game.

Here were pictures of Alexis’ severely swollen ankle on Sunday…

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