Arsenal forward suffers muscle injury on Chile duty

Sanchez reveals the one Wenger instruction he can't stand

It follows confirmation that Alexis Sanchez has suffered a low grade muscle tear while on global duty with Chile in the lead-up to their match against Colombia.

Sanchez linked up with La Roja for their World Cup qualifiers against Colombia and Uruguay, but his participation is looking unlikely after picking up a muscle strain in training on Tuesday.

His squad is in fifth place in its qualifying group, fighting to reach the 2018 World Cup finals in 2018.

The 27-year-old left Chile training early on Tuesday to undergo medical testing for what was feared to be a torn calf muscle.

The statement added the Arsenal striker had suffered a "minor muscle injury" but gave no further details.

Pretty well we'd imagine, what with all those positive comments about the agreement of a new deal flowing from Hector Bellerin's agent's mouth.

He has scored eight goals and assisted seven more in all competitions for Arsene Wenger's side, who are unbeaten since defeat to Liverpool on the opening day of the season.

Arsenal now sit fourth on the Premier League table, two points behind leaders Liverpool.

Fourth-placed Arsenal go to Manchester United on 19 November in their next fixture after the global break.