Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Chilean Copa America winner Alexis Sanchez will start for Arsenal in Sundays match against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.

The Chilean international had been given an extended break by Gunners boss Arsene Wenger after returning from South America where he helped Chile to win the continent’s most prestigious competition.

The 26-year-old has been in training to regain match fitness following a brief holiday, and is now ready to help the Gunners get back to winning ways following their shock 0-2 loss at home to West Ham last weekend.