Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed the demands of his fixture list has held him back from resting his world class attacker Alexis Sanchez.
The former Barcelona forward has been impressive since he joined the north London side last summer, scoring 19 times in 41 games.
However, the 26-year-old who has shown signs of tiredness as confirmed by Wenger, could be set for a break.
“He’s a bit [fatigued],” the Frenchman said, as Arsenal.com quoted.
“Also, because he is in a position where he has scored less, he wants to force his game and then he is more included in physical battles.
“Maybe goalscoring is on his mind so he wants to do too much and he wants to force his game.
“I’m tempted [to rest him] at some stage, I have been for a long time. It’s not that he won’t let me, I will decide that!
“It’s just that every game now is so important, you always have a hesitation to do it.”