Sanchez approaching Henry mark

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May 11, 2015 10:40:48 UK

Alexis Sanchez has an opportunity to move closer to the first-season goalscoring mark of Thierry Henry when Arsenal play host to Swansea City on Monday evening.

Sanchez has netted 24 goals in all competitions since his big-money move from Barcelona and that is just two behind the 26 which Henry managed in 1999-2000 following his arrival from Juventus.

And Chile international frontman Sanchez has a further four chances to match or surpass Henry following the clash with the Swans, with Arsenal still having to face Manchester United, Sunderland and West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League, before taking on Aston Villa in the FA Cup final.

Sanchez can be backed at 5.50 to score the opening goal of the game against the Swans and is 2.20 to score at any time, with the South American 7.00 to net two goals or more in the game at the Emirates Stadium.

Meanwhile, Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has all but ruled out a summer move for a new central defender, insisting that he is more than happy with his current options – Per Mertesacker, Calum Chambers, January recruit Gabriel Paulista and Laurent Koscielny

“Four is enough,” Wenger said. “Debuchy can also play there, Monreal can play there, so you can say we are not out to buy a central defender and Gabriel will be a great central defender, believe me.”

Wenger has a number of injury problems to contend with for Monday evening, with midfielder Aaron Ramsey a major doubt due to a leg problem, while striker Danny Welbeck (knee) is unlikely to be risked.

Mikel Arteta (ankle), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (groin), Mathieu Debuchy (hamstring) and Abou Diaby (knee) are all currently sidelined.

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