Alexis Sanchez: Arsenal to assess forward's injury this week

Alexis Sanchez helped off at Carrow Road
Alexis Sanchez has scored nine goals for Arsenal this season

Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez will be assessed over the next two days to gauge the severity of the injury he suffered in Sunday's draw at Norwich.

The 26-year-old limped out of the 1-1 draw at Carrow Road at the weekend.

Boss Arsene Wenger defended Sanchez's selection, despite him suffering "a little hamstring alarm" in last week's Champions League over Dinamo Zagreb.

Arsenal also lost Laurent Koscielny and Santi Cazorla on Sunday, adding to a lengthy list of injured players.

Arsenal injury list
Laurent KoscielnyDefenderHip
Mikel ArtetaMidfielderCalf strain
Francis CoquelinMidfielderKnee ligament
Santi CazorlaMidfielderKnee
Tomas RosickyMidfielderKnee
Jack WilshereMidfielderAnkle
Alexis SanchezForwardHamstring
Theo WalcottForwardCalf strain
Danny WelbeckForwardKnee

Defensive midfielder Francis Coquelin is expected to be out for three months after suffering ligament damage, while Jack Wilshere, Tomas Rosicky and Mikel Arteta are also out.

In addition, strikers Theo Walcott and Danny Welbeck are currently sidelined.

The Gunners face Sunderland in the Premier League on Saturday, followed on Wednesday by a crunch last Champions League group game in Athens against Olympiakos, which they need to win by two goals, or a high-scoring one-goal margin, to reach the last 16.

Sunday's result meant Wenger's side missed out on the chance to draw level on points with Manchester City at the top of the Premier League.