Arsenal FC set to welcome back Alexis Sanchez on Tuesday
Sanchez missed Arsenal’s 2-1 London derby defeat against Tottenham
February 9th, 2015
The Gunners were favourite to beat their arch-rivals on Saturday although Harry Kane once again omitted to read the script, with the England youngster’s breakthrough season reaching new heights and leaving Arsenal in danger of missing the Champions League spots.
A swift recovery is needed with Tuesday’s match against Leicester on the horizon, with Alexis Sanchez set to return to the squad. The Chilean was missed at White Hart Lane, as Mesut Ozil broke the deadlock only for Kane to engineer the comeback.
Meanwhile, Harry Kane is on course to win the Premier League Golden Boot with recent braces against West Brom and Arsenal, with the striker putting his fine form down to having a great pre-season among other things.
“We had a great pre-season,” Kane said. “As the season has gone on we’ve got fitter and fitter. As the season has gone on, we’ve got better and I think that showed again. We looked stronger and I think we can keep that going for as long as possible. I feel fitter. I feel the fittest I’ve ever felt, the best shape I’ve ever been in. The gaffer did a lot of work on getting us fit and it’s really starting to work.
“I think it’s both fitness and confidence. I think when you’re winning, the adrenalin is pumping and everyone is ready to go so we’ve got to keep the energy levels. There’s not been a good moment in pre-season, if I’m honest! There were double sessions, times when you were pushing yourself to the limit but you’re doing it for a reason. This is the reason that you’re seeing now.”