Alexis Sanchez made his comeback for Arsenal against Leicester, but lasted only 67 minutes.
He did not look up to his normal self, off the pace, with Arsene Wenger telling Arsenal.com he wanted to take him off at half-time but the Chilean insisted he continue.
That enthusiasm worked against him, with Wenger confirming he suffered a knock on his knee, which is the last thing the club need with the forward having just recovered from a calf injury.
Arsenal had enough without him making an impact, recording a 2-1 win, but after the game Sanchez took to Twitter to admit that his own eagerness cost him.
Sometimes the love for the game and anxiety to be on a football pitch works against you— Alexis Sánchez (@Alexis_Sanchez) February 10, 2015
We wrote yesterday that the wise decision would be to keep the attacker on the bench for the Leicester game, with the Foxes bottom of the league, there was no haste to rush Sanchez back for this one.
While Leicester made a go of it, Sanchez did not produce his best form, attempting four shots which were all off target.
Arsene Wenger is an experienced boss but this is his first season dealing with Sanchez. He may have learned next time to trust his instinct and not bow the the enthusiasm of his star man, and withdrawn him at the break.