Alexis Sanchez provides a positive injury update for Arsenal fans

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

The Arsenal star suffered a nasty ankle injury while on international duty with Chile.

Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez scores their second goal with a freekick

Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez has taken to Instagram to provide a positive update on his recovery from a foot injury.

The Gunners star has been busy this summer, guiding Chile to their second Copa America success in the last two years.

He picked up a nasty foot injury in the final of the tournament when Argentina’s Gabriel Mercado stood on his foot in the early minutes of the game.

It was a painful injury for him, and he demonstrated the extent of the injury in a post on Twitter after the game that showed extensive bruising and swelling.

There had been some concern that the injury could be a bad one, and he may end up missing the beginning of the season as a result.

He has moved to ease those worries though, with his latest post showing there has been significant improvement since last week.

 

Haciendo tratamiento con Dani para poder estar mejor ⚽️✌️

A photo posted by Alexis Sanchez (@alexis_officia1) on

Sanchez's good news will be warmly welcomed by Arsenal fans, and indeed Arsene Wenger, who were fearing that a number of players would be missing next season after their extra exertions on international duty this summer.

Alexi Sanchez celebrates with the Copa America

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