Arsene Wenger has claimed Alexis Sanchez ‘could have died’ following a push from Ryan Bennett last Sunday.
During the Gunners 1-1 draw in Norwich, Alexis was pushed into a camera and advertising boards by Ryan Bennett and although he didn’t die, according to Wenger – he could’ve.
“First of all it’s dangerous to have a camera there,” Wenger said.
“He could’ve killed him. He didn’t need to push like he did. I think the camera position was absolutely dangerous.”
I do agree that having a camera there in some sort of pit; does seem silly. Whether Bennett intentionally pushed him or not, I’m not sure. It did seem like an innocent attempt to slow down, using Alexis’ body weight – rather than a malicious push.
Bennett, tweeted after the match “Genuinely was trying to stop not push Sanchez just to clear that up.”
I believe him – but although Wenger saying Alexis could’ve died may seem a bit OTT – it is true that the set-up at Carrow Road with the cameras does seem dangerous. Perhaps they need to change something to avoid future near-misses like Alexis had.