By Tony Hughes

Alexis Sanchez has returned to training ahead of Chile’s World Cup qualifier against Uruguay on Tuesday, according to a report.

Images in The Mail show the Arsenal star, who fans feared could be out for an extended period after picking up a hamstring injury, taking part in the training session on Saturday.

Fans might not be so happy to see the images though, with a raft of crucial fixtures coming up for the Gunners.

The Guardian reported that manager Arsene Wenger had told the Football Federation of Chile not to put his star striker at the risk of an extended spell on the sidelines.

They quoted him saying to beIN Sports: “I believe that with a hamstring injury we have to get access for our medical staff to the MRI scan to see what grade it is, how bad it is and make absolutely sure they don’t make any suicidal decision that could harm his future for two or three months.”

The 27-year-old has started the season in sensational form, scoring six goals in Arsenal’s opening 11 Premier League fixtures as they climbed to third position in the table.

The Gunners are just two points behind league leaders Liverpool and have an important fixture against rivals Manchester United following the international break.

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