Saturday 24 February 2018

Alexis Sanchez showed off his busted lip but fans had zero sympathy

By Alistair Mason

The Gunner was hit in the face by the ball during the game against Leicester.

Nobody likes to get a busted lip, but fans seem to think Alexis Sanchez might be making a bit of a meal of his.

The Arsenal star was hit by the ball from close range from a Christian Fuchs throw-in as the Gunners beat Leicester on Wednesday night, and promptly went to ground, with Arsene Wenger suggesting the blow had been deliberate.

After the game, Sanchez posted a picture of his lip to Twitter – an injury Wenger said came not from Fuch’s throw but from a separate incident with Robert Huth.

If the picture was supposed to get fans onside, the move may have backfired.

There was one very serious consequence, though – as this Twitter user pointed out.

Let’s hope Gary Lineker never picks up a similar injury.

Arsenal won the game 1-0 thanks to a deflected effort from Nacho Monreal.

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