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Chile international Alexis Sanchez has played just twice so far for the north London side this term, having been given an extended break after the Confederations Cup, and was recently labelled as fat by Chile’s former under-20 coach Jose Sulantay, who also claimed that Sanchez was unfit.
However, Wenger has leapt to the defence of his star man’s current conditioning, despite the fact he only featured off the bench in Arsenal’s 3-0 win over Bournemoth at the weekend, saying: “He is focused, he told us he is focused on the Premier League and Europa League. On top of that he had a bad result with Chile against Bolivia, but he came back full of desire and ready to play.
“He was not completely physically ready to play three games in a week – and for Chile he was not completely ready. He is not fat. His fat percentage is under 10. You know how it is, when you do not win, people will find problems.”
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