Arsene Wenger and Arsenal faithfuls would be delighted with the fact that top-notch striker Alexis Sanchez has been left out of the Chile squad competing in January’s china cup.

This is an early Christmas gift for Wenger who is looking to keep his top man fit in other to mount a credible title challenge in January.

The 27-year-old Arsenal striker has been in fine form all seasons scoring an incredible 12 premier league goals and providing five assists. His performance so far is responsible for his team’s overall success, and it would be a huge setback should Sanchez be injured anytime soon.

Wenger who is aware of the busy premier league fixtures at this period of the season is looking to manage collateral damages by keeping all his players fit in other to mount a title challenge in January. This news would no doubt bring some relief to the Arsenal boss who harbors the fear that Sanchez could be injured should he be selected in the Chilean squad for the January’s china cup competition.

Although the Chilean FA had issued a press statement regarding the national team’s involvement in the china cup competition slated for January, they did not disclose if top striker Sanchez would be called up to represent his country.

However, with Sanchez omitted from the Chilean squad competing in the inaugural China Cup, Wenger would be more than pleased to have his star man focused on challenging for the title

Sanchez who joined Arsenal from Barcelona for an undisclosed fee in 2014 has been an instant hit and setting the premier league on fire. His displays so far have registered interest from Chelsea, Real Madrid and Manchester City who are monitoring Sanchez contract talks with Arsenal; it has been reported that contract talks between the player and Arsenal are at a stalemate with Sanchez looking for a more improved contract.