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Published: 16:05 | 21/12/15

Sanchez has a chance to face City


Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed that Alexis Sanchez could be fit for Monday's Premier League tie with Manchester City.

Sanchez picked up a hamstring injury in the Gunners' 1-1 draw at Norwich last month and subsequently missed the games against Sunderland, Olympiakos and Aston Villa as it was estimated that he would be out for at least a month.

However, Wenger has confirmed that the striker could return to the squad for the visit of City.

"Everybody who played against Villa is available for Monday," Wenger told his weekly press conference. "There is one or two possible comebacks. Alexis Sanchez is a possibility - he is running.

"I believe that he wants to play. You want him to be keen to play. He respects my decisions. That's what you want."

Arsenal are just one point ahead of third-placed City in the Premier League table and Wenger accepts his team must be at the very best if they are to get a positive result against Manuel Pellegrini's side.

"You look at their individual quality and they are in it. We have played 16 games and the top team is on 35 points. Consistency is the main priority," he explained.

"We are in December. We are not fighting for the Premier League on Monday night. But we will be looking to nullify them. You cannot ignore the individual quality they have up front.

"You look to nullify their quality and attack yourself."

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