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Video: Arsene Wenger powerless to prevent Chile's overuse of Alexis Sanchez

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is hopeful Alexis Sanchez should return fit from international duty with Chile.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admits he was powerless to stop Chile from overloading Alexis Sanchez during the international break, but hopes the forward will return fighting fit ahead of Saturday's Barclays Premier League trip to Watford.

Sanchez is central to hopes for both club and country, netting a stunning goal against Manchester United a fortnight ago to take his tally to six in three for Arsenal, who sit second in the table.

Sanchez smashed six goals in his last three club appearances before heading off with La Roja for their opening 2018 World Cup qualifiers, where he netted in the win against Brazil as well as a brace in Tuesday's 4-3 victory over Peru.

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