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Sanchez shows off badly swollen ankle after inspiring Chile’s win over Cameroon

Date Posted,June 18, 2017

Alexis Sanchez showed off his badly swollen ankle after inspiring Chile’s victory over Cameroon.

The Arsenal superstar started on the bench in the Confederations Cup encounter after picking up the injury in training.

He was introduced just before the hour mark and the substitution had the desired impact as he set up Arturo Vidal for Chile’s opener.

Eduardo Vargas added a second late on as Chile opened their account with three points.

Sanchez appeared in discomfort after the game and images showed tape around his ankle.

Alexis Sanchez shows his ankle after Chile vs Cameroon (Photo: Alexis Sanchez/Instagram)
Alexis Sanchez shows his ankle (Photo: Alexis Sanchez/Instagram)
Sanchez enters the fray for Chile (Photo: FIFA via Getty Images)

He took to Instagram on Sunday evening to reveal the extent of the problem with his ankle severely bruised.

Chile are back in action on Thursday against world champions Germany.

Sanchez is expected to be back in the starting line-up for the encounter in Kazan.

(Photo: Getty Images Europe)
Alexis Sanchez of Chile looks on (Photo: Getty Images Europe)
Sanchez walks off the pitch (Photo: AFP)

The 28-year-old’s Arsenal future remains the source of much speculation amid interest from Manchester City and Bayern Munich.

Sanchez is yet to sign a new deal at the Emirates after talks over an extension stalled.

The Gunners are determined not to sell to a Premier League rival but Bayern fear he will price himself out of a move.

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