As Alexis Sanchez returns from a miserable interlull, Arsene Wenger says he will be back better than ever despite Chile ending the international break with two energy sapping defeats.

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Poor Sanchez was accused of being ‘fatter than ever’ by Jose Sulantay, the former Chile Under-20s manager via The Independent, who said he was out of shape, and without his spark, then add to this his alleged mental status after he failed to secure a move away from Arsenal and we could have a very unhappy Alexis.

There is also the dire news that Sanchez could miss our games with Spurs and Man City in November if Chile get sucked into a play off against New Zealand, so lets hope that doesn’t happen. This would also involve some excessive round the world travel and jet lag into the mix just to make things worse.

However, Arsene Wenger has been quick to dish out the positivity today ahead of the Bournemouth game this weekend, and he said that Sanchez will be back better than ever:

“I have no doubt about Alexis’ mind and mentality, that people question, he needs to come back to full fitness, which he was not against Liverpool. It was his first game, and he has suffered a negative experience with Chile, but he is strong mentally and hopefully he will be back very quickly to his best…”

The player himself Instagrammed some positive images, of coming ‘home’ and ‘focus’ which is good, so we just have to hope after his South American exploits he comes back fitter than ever, and not fatter than ever as we need him right now.